Biostatistician, Human Genome Research and Development
Human Longevity, Inc. - La Jolla, CA

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PURPOSE

HLI will develop the most comprehensive gene-phenotype database in the world, with phenotype information deriving from molecular, physiologic, clinical, microbiome and longitudinal data assays. This database will be mined for biological meaningful patterns that can lead to better diagnostics, therapeutic targets and next-generation cell-replacement therapies.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design, develop and implement next-generation statistical analysis methods for analyzing massive gene-phenotype data sets, and drawing compelling inferences from the data

  • Troubleshoot and extend the methodology to be developed

  • Identify and explore the utility of alternative methods of data analysis

  • Facilitate and collaborate with teams (internal and external) of researchers, bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, and database specialists

  • Create documentation for methodologies

  • Write reports describing the results of the data analyses

  • Participate in presentations involving the data analyses

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a heavily quantitative graduate program
  • 5+ years experience working in an academic or commercial environment in which the candidate's data analysis skills contributed to a large collaborative genetic study

  • Methodology development in statistical genetics - to include documented publication record describing the development methods

  • Application of novel biostatistical and statistical genetic analysis methods to actual data

  • Writing computer programs for large data-scale analyses in computer languages such as C/C+ and FORTRAN

  • Using state-of-the-field scripting languages such as PERL or Python

  • Fluency in English

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • A second language
SPECIAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, travel up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Mixture of private offices, open space with cubicles, and wet-bench laboratory

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