The Bioinformatics Analyst primary accountability is to leverage Geisinger data assets to improve quality, efficiency and generate knowledge specifically in the field of health research. Bioinformatics Analyst uses data expertise, programing abilities, and critical thinking skills to solve complex issues as well as identify new and innovative uses and transformations of available data. The Bioinformatics Analyst performs and supervises complex data extraction, transformation, visualization, and summarization to support Research activities. The role looks beyond the surface layer of available data to effectively identify potential sources of error and omission. The role utilizes multiple sophisticated methods and develops novel methods to analyze clinical data for research. Uses data reporting/management tools and contributes to national publications.
Works under the direct supervision of the Associate Director, Biostatistics Core to identify, develop, and execute initiatives related to the Phenomics Initiative to enhance patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency. This position will be responsible for assisting in complex phenotype algorithm development and high-level bioinformatics (PheWAS, GWAS) analysis.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate quantitative information to physicians, clinical staff, operational staff, data analysts, as well as other collaborators.
Demonstrates sound judgment and resourcefulness.
Demonstrates advanced programming skills (SQL, SAS), data visualization and interpretation skills, and database development skills (Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata SQL Server) and the ability to instruct users on programming of large data repositories.
Demonstrates knowledge of research methodology and research data collection.
Demonstrates ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as interface with all levels of staff/management within and beyond the organization.
Demonstrates ability to interpret and communicate analytical information in a clear, concise manner.
Demonstrates general understanding of the healthcare industry.
Demonstrates understanding of relational database concepts and query tools.
Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external operational, clinical and financial information systems.
Demonstrates the ability to prepare and understand functional and technical specifications.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in informatics, bioinformatics, information systems, computer science, statistics or closely related field required.
Minimum of one-year experience with health care or genomic data required. In lieu of one-year full time experience, internship and project work can be recognized.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. * Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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