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Bioinformatics Technical Assistant Job

Date: Aug 15, 2019

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


This position supports Biomedical/Bioinformatics component for the Children's Foundation Research Institute (CFRI) by transforming and strengthening informatics technologies to support research. Works under the CFRI bioinformatics research specialist's supervision for developing informatics technologies including but not limited to software technologies, data storage technologies, and translational science technologies, the combination of basic science research and patient-centered clinical applications.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in The Methodist Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Bachelor's degree required in computer science, biomedical science, bioinformatics, or related field.


Must have at least one (1) year of experience in integrating informatics technologies.










Course work toward obtaining Master’s degree in computer science, biomedical or bioinformatics, or related field in lieu of work experience.



  • Experience in developing applications for general purpose visual analytic tools that offer a fresh way to visually browser and arrange massive amounts of data.
  • Proficient in PHP, C#, SQL, CSS, JavaScript, JAVA, XML, Object-oriented design, design pattern and HTML5, Silverlight, SOAP/REST Web Services.
  • Possesses working knowledge of Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or other relational database, version control software, and continuous integration software.
  • Possesses strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skill.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Utilizes and implements software and design practices to document bioinformatics solutions to support CFRI Biomedical Informatics Core (BMIC).
  • Works closely with CFRI Bioinformatics Research Specialist to analyze and translate BMIC needs into technical designs and informatics solutions.
  • Works under the CFRI bioinformatics research specialist's supervision to ensure that bioinformatics systems support and advance research objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work- exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or-extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.

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