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Bioinformatics Analyst I, Human Disease Ontology - (170001R6)
Lab None Closing Date 2018-01-12
Employer Name Institute of Genome Sciences,University of Maryland Medical School. Posting Date 2017-11-08
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Location USA,  MD,  Baltimore    
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Job Description

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine - Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is currently recruiting for a Bioinformatics Analyst I - Human Disease Ontology.  The Bioinformatics Analyst I will contribute to biomedical ontology research projects and scientific analysis of  biomedical disease datasets relevant to cancer, genetic, complex and environmental diseases using a variety of ontology software applications. Generate, annotate, gather or analyze data and prepare for further analysis and integration into the Human Disease Ontology (

Benefits Information

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Essential Functions
Following established procedures for biomedical ontology development and curation, add value to cancer mapping data generated by data repositories and stakeholders through annotation, curation, and quality assurance.
Perform mapping analysis of disease related data to biomedical ontologies.
Integrate and analyze data from data contributors, coordinate and analyze community disease term requests.
Perform disease data mining and synthesis activities using various internal resources, public databases and publications.
Organize disease data with other relevant data types into the DO project database, DO website, or graphic presentations for publication and web presentation.
Participate in community outreach and training.
Education: Bachelors in Life Sciences, including fields such as biology, medical informatics, computer science, bioinformatics, ontology development or related fields.  Masters degree preferred.

Experience: Prior biomedical ontology development and UNIX experience, Protege experience is strongly preferred.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm EST.  Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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