Bioinformatics Research Analyst

Turner Lab

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

The Turner Lab is focused on the study of the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and 9p minus syndrome. The computational activities include analysis of genomics datasets including those from novel genomic technologies, software design, and acceleration of computational workflows.

Job Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements: Algorithms and computer software for analyzing omics-based data sets [high-throughput, massively parallel genomic/proteomic/clinical]; data management and analysis solutions that aid in the storage, investigation, and dissemination of large data sets.
  • Coordinates research project with other investigators and institutions.
  • Participates in developing hypotheses and experimental design.
  • Assists with reporting of methods, data, and results.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field.
  • Experience working in unix/linux environments, including basic shell scripting.
  • Familiarity with big data processing pipelines.
  • Strong programming skills in C, C++, Java, or Python and expertise working with the statistical software R are strongly preferred.
  • Training in statistics or machine learning a plus.
  • Experience working with next-generation sequencing data is preferred and an interest in developing novel bioinformatic workflows and statistical methods to be applied in a biological setting is highly desirable.
  • This position requires collaboration with research groups. Excellent written and oral communication skills are strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to growth, attention to detail and a pursuit of excellence.
  • Good understanding of computational biology.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large complex data sets, such as genome sequencing, microarray gene expression studies, human genetic studies, and model organism studies, and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
  • Expertise in standard bioinformatics tools.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field plus two years of experience; or master’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field; or combined education and experience of seven years.



Salary Range

$40,900.00 – $74,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one’s qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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