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2 job opportunities in data science / bioinformatics

I'd like to put the word out for two positions relating to data science and bioinformatics that are hiring ASAP.  Both are focused on genomics and neurodegenerative disease.  The first is related to work being done at the International Parkinson's Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC) and the second is at the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute on Aging.  In both jobs, you will likely have to work with Dr. Andrew Singleton and myself as well as many of our close collaborators (this may be a positive or negative depending on your sense of humor).
Job opportunity 1 <-- Data science and bioinformatics at the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute on Aging.
This is a full time position for a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Preferred candidate has experience with / interest in statistics, linux and bash programming, R and / or Python, genomics and genetics, cloud computing and machine learning.  Not all of these skills are necessary, as it is a position for someone to learn most of these but some familiarity would be beneficial.  Hours are flexible and telecommuting is possible but expect to be available for meetings in the Washington DC area at least a couple times a week.  This can be a multi-year appointment.
Scope of work includes:
-Processing of raw sequence data into analysis ready formats
-GWAS, quality control and imputation as part of collaborative projects in studies of complex diseases and traits
-Independent research in analytics for at least a portion of time
-Working with a team to integrate multi-omics data with clinical and lifestyle data
-Data cleaning and harmonization across studies
Job opportunity 2 <-- Web and database admin /  researcher for the International Parkinson's Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC)
This is either a part time position for senior researchers / consultants or a possible full time job for a junior level applicant.  General scope of the job is to build and maintain an online database that will organize and store diverse *-omics data for the IPDGC.  Strong background in database management, web dev and data visualization is preferred.  R+shiny and / or python knowledge a bonus.  This project will be ongoing so the appointment is likely multi year if possible and the position can be fulfilled remotely without set hours outside of weekly conferences.
Scope of work includes:
-Building cloud based data storage for terabytes of *-omics data that can be queried via web browser by researchers
-Basic understanding of data security
-Building mechanisms for rapid summaries of data and visualization on the fly
Please feel free to pass this on to any interested parties or lists.  If interested, email

Mike Nalls