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Company Name:Isilumko Staffing.
Job Type:Full-Time

Job Description:

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Bioinformatics Data Analyst to join our team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. This position involves performing data analysis, initiating research in NGS data analysis, and collaborating closely with researchers and collaborators. Additionally, the role includes the responsibility of maintaining data quality, overseeing bioinformatics projects, and developing collaborative links with experts in the field.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data Analysis: Engage with users and assist in NGS data analysis, both basic and advanced, from platforms like Roche 454, Illumina, or Ion torrent.

  • Pipeline Development: Develop, improve, modify, and operate data analysis pipelines for NGS data.

  • Research: Conduct and initiate research in the field of NGS data analysis to enhance the quality of analysis procedures.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with researchers and collaborators to generate analysis reports, project reports, and perform custom analysis as required.

  • Training: Train employees and staff with bioinformatics skills to enable them to analyze and understand their data effectively.

  • Data Quality Management: Implement and monitor systems to ensure accurate and reliable results, ensuring total Data Quality Management of the facility.

  • Project Management: Monitor and manage bioinformatics requests/projects to ensure objectives are achieved in terms of turnaround times, cost control, quality, and service.

  • Software and Data Resources: Oversee and monitor software tools and data resources to ensure smooth operation of the sequencing facility.

  • Costing Model: Develop and implement a costing model for Bioinformatic solutions.

  • Infrastructure Maintenance: Maintain hardware and software infrastructure to ensure optimal functionality.

  • Collaboration: Establish strong collaborative links with experts in the field of bioinformatics.

Minimum Requirements & Key Competencies:

  • Education: MSc in Molecular Biology or a related discipline (NQF Level 9). MSc in Bioinformatics and a Ph.D. are desirable.

  • Experience: A minimum of 6 years of experience in next-generation sequencing data analysis.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency with relevant sequence analysis tools and best practices. Background or experience in molecular biology or microbiology.

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