Bioinformatics Scientist

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Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0003363

Position Summary: The Bioinformatics Core Facility at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center provides bioinformatics and computational biology services for the cancer center. As a member of the Bioinformatics Core Facility, the Research Associate will be responsible for development and execution of software for advanced data analysis tasks to support the evaluation, development, and operation of clinical genomic testing. This individual will be the primary technical liaison between the Bioinformatics Core Facility and the UNC Medical Center Molecular Genetics Laboratory. The Research Associate will support the development, validation, and performance of clinical cancer genetics and genomics tests, primarily based on next generation sequencing-based approaches. Projects will be identified by leadership of the LCCC Bioinformatics Core and UNC Medical Center Molecular Oncology program. This position requires experience in a Linux computing cluster environment, programmatic database queries, management of large data sets, data mining, statistical analysis, and strong scientific communication skills.

Application Deadline: 12/07/2018

Education Requirements: A PhD and 5 years of experience or a MS and 10 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. The candidate must have strong communication skills, especially with other individuals with limited computational experience, and be willing to work within a clinical environment. Experience working in a clinical, translational, or research support environment, with cloud technologies (Docker, OpenStack), Javascript, and with SQL is preferred. An inclination for operational management, with a proven track record of successful project management is desirable. Experience with clinical laboratory testing is desirable.

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: Nick McBride, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 10/10/2018
Application Due: 1/22/2019
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