Bioinformatics Scientist

Chapel Hill
Feb 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Vacancy ID: NF0002930

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 data analysis, including statistical analysis, machine learning, and the development and execution of software to support LCCC sponsored research. Specific research goals will be identified through collaboration with geneticists, oncologists, immunologists, and, bio-statisticians. Fulfillment of this responsibility requires strong proficiency in R, strong scientific communication skills, experience with next-generation sequence analysis, Python or Perl, data mining, and statistical and machine learning experience.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: A PhD or MS in bioinformatics, genetics, computer science, mathematics, physics, genetics, statistics, computational biology, or relevant field is required.

Qualification and Experience: The candidate must have proficiency in R, Python or Perl, knowledge of statistics and machine learning, knowledge of molecular biology and genomics, and have a passion for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Candidate should be highly motivated and able to work independently, and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with next-generation sequence analysis and working in a high performance computing environment 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: Octavia Bullard, HR Consultant

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