Sr Professional Research Asst

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Sr. Professional Research Assistant

The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome is searching for a Database Manager and Bioinformatics Analyst (DMBA) to work on the Human Trisome Project. The DMBA will be an integral member of a collaborative team facilitating the Human Trisome Project (, a large cohort study designed to understand why individuals with Down syndrome have a different disease spectrum compared to the typical population. The DMBA will be responsible for managing a participant database containing clinical data and sample information, analyzing -omics datasets, and integrating multi-layered -omics data with clinical information to facilitate discoveries.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Data Science, Bioinformatics or related field is required.
  • At least two years of experience applying bioinformatic and database management tools to clinical and/or biological data is required.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical principles relevant in biomedical research.
  • Strong programming skills in common statistical software packages and relational database management (e.g. Python, Perl, SAS, R, SQL).
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems and apply quantitative analytical approaches.
  • Ability to work with high performance computing environments and cloud computing.
  • Proven self-initiative and ability to catalyze new projects or ideas.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, ability to manage multiple projects or requests.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with a variety of biomedical investigators and colleagues.
  • Ability to contribute to the growth and development of the Human Trisome Project.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three or more years of experience applying bioinformatic and database management tools to clinical and/or biological data.
  • Three or more years of experience working in an academic research setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in immunology and/or Down syndrome research a plus.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12775

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21393 - SOM-Linda Crnic Inst Gen Ops

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 26, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: [email protected]

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00744101





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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