Metabolomics Data Analyst Stemina Biomarker Discovery
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Stemina Biomarker Discovery?s pioneering cell based assays arise from the strategic convergence of
the groundbreaking technologies metabolomics and human embryonic stem cells. In addition to
using stem cell culture systems, Stemina is also developing a disease diagnostic platform using
human patient samples to understand the metabolic mechanisms involved in health and diseases
such as cancer, autism and others. Stemina provides drug screening, drug discovery and diagnostic
development services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies under service contracts or
joint discovery agreements using its proprietary metabolomics platform.
The data analyst will be engaged in experimental design and analysis of large scale LC-MS based
metabolomics experiments for the identification of biomarkers, creation of predictive models, and
biological networks based on interpretation of the results. The position will involve working on both
client-based projects as well as internal Stemina platform and discovery efforts. The candidate
should have a track record demonstrating the ability to be inquisitive, self-motivated and selfdirecting, to develop realistic project plans with timelines, and to solve problems using the
application of scientific theory.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
? Design and implement the analysis for targeted and discovery based metabolomic
? Assist in design and execution of scientific metabolomics experiments in collaboration with
bioinformatics, analytical chemistry and cell biology staff.
? Evaluate metabolomics and other ?omics? data within a biological context to explain the
significance of the results.
? Perform comparative analyses of mass spectrometer derived metabolomic data.
? Develop predictive models based on the results of metabolomics experiments.
? Work closely with biologists and analytical chemists in updating and utilizing multiple sources
of biological data.
? Follow established SOPs to analyze targeted and discovery based metabolomic experiments
? Write grant applications in collaboration with other scientific staff.
? Keep and maintain accurate and detailed records of all research and experiments performed.
? Maintain current technical procedures and quality assurance.
? Attend staff and lab meetings.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
Job Title: Metabolomics Data Analyst Job Code: 05-12
Department: Computational Biology Location: Madison, WI
Reports To: Associate Director FLSA Status: Exempt
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ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
? Ph.D in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computational Biology or, a molecular
biotechnology or related discipline with a research focus in the area of statistical or
mathematical analysis of ?omics? data.
? A minimum of 3 years post graduate experience designing, analyzing, and interperting large
"omics" based data sets preferably in the areas of metabolomics, proteomics, or gene
? Demonstrated experience in the generation of predictive models from experimental "omics"
data utilizing univariate, multivariate, and machine learning methods.
? Experience with network or pathway based interpretation of "omics" data.
? A background in biology or biochemistry, specifically understanding of the metabolic
pathways is desired, but not required.
? Broad understanding of bioinformatics tools used for analysis of metabolic, gene expression,
and protein expression data.
? At least 3 years experience using statistics scripting languages such as R to perform data
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
? Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including public-speaking
and presentation skills.
? Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.
? Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
? Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as a part of a diverse team.
? Ability to maintain experimental consistency.
? Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks with constantly
? Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems and recommend resolutions.
? Knowledge of implementation and design of state-of-the-art algorithms for metabolomic,
genomic and metagenomic analysis.
? Advanced analytical, organizational, and record-keeping skills.
? Proficient computer skills: Proficiency with the Windows and Linux operating systems and MS
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