Research Assistant Professor - Pathology
Research Assistant ProfessorJob Description:
Research Assistant Professor Position in the Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology of the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine. This appointment involves clinical IT and bioinformatics support of the Division. The applicant is also expected to develop a vigorous, independently funded research program in the area of bioinformatics.
The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of molecular biology and genomics, genome-wide association analysis and interpretation.
- Expertise in algorithmic implementation, statistical programming and data manipulation, using e.g. R/Bioconductor, Matlab, Python, and a wide range of contemporary, open-source bioinformatics tools and database structures (e.g. BWA-MEM, FreeBayes, GATK, PLINK, IMPUTE2, BEAGLE, UCSC Genome Browser, MySQL, etc.)
- Strong programming proficiency in software languages like Shell, Perl, Python, JAVA and unix environments required
- Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to self-educate in current bioinformatics techniques and resources
Negotiable to commensurate with education and experience.Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Doctoral degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or Computer Science, proficiency in Perl or Python, and at least two years of experience with NGS evaluation and database management.Preferred Qualifications:
- Familiarity with publically available data sources (such as dbGaP, TCGA, ENCODE, 1000 Genomes, TARGET, GTEX) and diverse genomic annotations
- Experience managing large datasets and computational tasks, experience working in a Linux environment (especially a compute cluster environment)
- Experience in the field of molecular and population genetics with a strong publication record
- Experience with the following:
- Large dataset analysis in R / Python / Perl / Java
- Analyzing next generation sequencing data (DNA-seq, RNA-seq, etc.)
- Commonly used database and bioinformatics tools for NGS data analysis (e.g.) bedtools, SAMtools, IGV, ANNOVAR, BWA-MEM, GATK, PLINK, UCSC Genome Browser, TopHat, etc.)
- Web framework (e.g. Django, Sinatra, Rails or others)
- SQL or NoSQL databases
- Experience in designing and implementing SQL (Oracle, MySQL) and noSQL (mongoDB) databases
- Experience with software deployment in cloud highly desirable
Interested, qualified applicants must apply through Careers at UF, upload a Cover Letter, most recent CV, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation.
Final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.Health Assessment Required: Yes