Bioinformatics Scientist

Chapel Hill
Jan 24, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Vacancy ID: NF0002910

Position Summary: Are you interested in helping push cancer research forward? Would you like to tackle big data problems? Do you want to be a part of a team that assists in providing personalized data driven treatments to cancer patients? If so, the Lineberger Bioinformatics Core is looking for you! The Bioinformatics Core Facility at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) provides bioinformatics and computational biology research services for the cancer center. As a member of the Bioinformatics Core Facility, The Bioinformatics Scientist will be responsible for development and execution of software for advanced data analysis tasks in support of LCCC sponsored research. the primary research focus of this position will be bioinformatics support of the LCCC Immunotherapy Group. Specific research goals will be identified through collaboration with geneticists, oncologists, biostatisticians, statisticians, and informaticians. Fulfillment of this responsibility requires experience in a linux compute cluster environment, programmatic database queries, management of large data sets, data mining, statistical analysis, and strong scientific communication skills.

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Education Requirements: A MS or BS and 3 years of experience in computer science, mathematics, physics, bioinformatics, genetics, statistics or computational biology is required.

Qualification and Experience: The candidate must have knowledge and experience in DNA or RNA sequence analysis, linux shell scripting, working in a cluster computing environment, R, and at least one of Python, Java, C/C++, or Perl. Experience working in a research support environment, with cloud technologies (Docker, OpenStack), Javascript, and SQL is preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Kelly Kavit, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: (919) 445-4228

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