Research Bioinformatics Analyst

Job Locations US-WI-Wauwatosa
Research and Development
Position Type
Full Time


Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious. We are home to the world-renowned Blood Research Institute, we enable life saving gifts from our donors, and provide the science behind the medicine through our diagnostic laboratories. Versiti brings together outstanding minds with unparalleled experience in transfusion medicine, transplantation, stem cells and cellular therapies, oncology and genomics, diagnostic lab services, and medical and scientific expertise. This combination of skill and knowledge results in improved patient outcomes, higher quality services and reduced cost of care for hospitals, blood centers, hospital systems, research and educational institutions, and other health care providers. At Versiti, we are passionate about improving the lives of patients and helping our healthcare partners thrive.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Investigator, the Analyst Research Bioinformatics is responsible for the analysis and integration of genome-wide type datasets to support hypothesis driven research. This incumbent will develop, implement and maintain bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis and visualization of next-generation sequencing and microarray datasets. The Bioinformatics Analyst is responsible for the primary data analysis to generate useable data which can then be interpreted by the Investigator. In addition, hypothesis-driven secondary analyses will be performed by the analyst in collaboration with the investigator and/or individuals with more advanced education/training. The expectation is that the primary analysis of RNA-seq, microarray, exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, and ChIP-seq type studies could be performed by the analyst independently.


  • Develops, implements and maintains bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis and visualization of NGS data, validates and qualifies software packages for research use.
  • Performs analysis of NGS and array type datasets.
  • Collaborates with Information Services for the maintenance and archiving of data.
  • Maintains databases of data and projects
  • Works with Principal Investigator to support research projects as needed.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the lab to analyze and integrate different types of datasets.
  • Coordinates internal and external resources necessary for completion of a research plan.
  • Provides direction to Technologists and Technicians.
  • Generates clear and complete records of experimental work.
  • Communicates results of research at meetings.
  • Participates in publication and presentation of research.
  • Participates in professional activities to maintain current state of knowledge of bioinformatics.
  • Adheres to all required regulations (BloodCenter, NIH, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification
  • Complies with all policies and standards



  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Engineering, Computer Science or Bioinformatics at minimum. required
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or Bioinformatics preferred


  • 1-3 years experience with next generation sequencing analysis and bioinformatics tools required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership skills required
  • Strong foundation in software requirements analysis required
  • Foundation in computational algorithm design required
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as R, Perl, Python, Java, and/or C++Well developed interpersonal and teamwork skills required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills. required
  • Ability to collaborate with IT staff and external sources to utilize databases, hardware, and additional tools. required
  • Working knowledge and experience with various database systems preferred required

Tools and Technology

  • Personal Computer required


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