Systems Analyst

Jackson Laboratory Bar Harbor , ME 04609

Posted 2 months ago

Summary

The Data Services Team within Research Information Technologies is on a mission is to enable, facilitate, and accelerate research and discovery at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX). Reaching this goal by working both internally and externally with other research institutions, JAX is leading this mission of data democratization, open science, and best practices of data governance, provenance, software development, high performance computing, cloud computing. The Data Services Team supports this goal by applying best-in-class approaches for data acquisition (including metadata capture), linked-data infrastructure supporting a future of infrastructure flexibility, and scalability.

The Systems Analyst's role is to plan, design and launch efficient systems in support of scientific research functions and processes. This includes gathering and analyzing data and documenting business processes and requirements. This individual will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of Research IT system investments.

Responsibilities

  • Based on the scientific needs of the community, identify and recommend innovative solutions, and integrated proposals for server, storage, and network systems, including hardware and software acquisition, installation and administration.

  • Install and update scientific and research applications in JAX compute environment, document system changes, write and maintain documentation for end users.

  • Investigate application issues, document findings: communicate with scientists to answer questions, troubleshoot problems and develop appropriate computational strategies to process and analyze their data.

  • Benchmark application, pipelines and workflow performance, and determine areas for improved efficiencies.

  • Create system design proposals: Stay current with new trends and emerging information technologies and informatics tools, advocate for and lead the adoption of these technologies at JAX.

Qualifications

  • PhD in life/natural sciences with 3 years' experience in relevant area of data processing and analysis or Masters degree in life/natural sciences with 5 years experience in relevant area of data processing and analysis.

  • Life sciences research background; hands-on experience with a broad spectrum of biological data collection, processing, and analysis (for example: genomics, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, microscopy, imaging).

  • Advanced interpersonal skills sufficient for developing complex, dynamic relationship with a diverse variety of individuals representing a broad cross section of cultures, disciplines and levels of sophistication.

  • Ability to develop, recommend and execute solutions to complex problems often under time constraints.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects at the same time and complete projects successfully and on time.

  • Work closely with scientists to ensure that applications and Research IT services are current, appropriate and sufficient to serve their needs.

  • A positive attitude and the ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced environment.

  • Expertise with Unix/Linux systems, shell scripting, C/C++ programming, Python/Perl and other relevant tools.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Able to work independently, and as part of a team.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with scientists at all levels.

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX's mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.


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