Associate Director - Informatics Research Core Facility

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Job Title: Associate Director - Informatics Research Core Facility
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34286
Job Description

Director of the Informatics Research Core Facility:

We are looking for an experienced computational biologist to lead and contribute to computational discovery and development of bioinformatics at MU. The director will oversee the implementation and ongoing administration of the Informatics Research Core facility (IRCF). The individual is expected to build effective collaborative relationships with researchers and the campus-wide data science and informatics community in order to promote successful publications and funding and in doing so, provide coordination and consulting support for key software platforms that ensure the application of state-of-the-art analytic technologies to basic, applied and translational research. In this role, the director will be expected to bridge the gap between the researcher's need for tools to analyze, visualize, integrate and understand their research data. The director will also develop a sustainable computational training program for graduate students, post-docs and faculty that will ensure MU investigators can expand their labs data analytic capabilities to remain competitive in their respective fields of study. The director will help coordinate efforts to collect, analyze, and preserve data toward a broader mission to sustain scalable approaches for interfacing with other core facilities as increasingly large quantities of study data accumulate from a variety of scientific instruments, particularly next generation sequencing projects involving single cell and RNA analysis. Another key contribution will be the participation in individual and large center proposals.

Qualifications Minimum qualifications:Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or related fields with at least 4 years of post-doctoral or work experience.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

• Proven record of applying or developing computational biology approaches to generate new hypotheses.

• Proven record of conducting collaborative research.

• Proven record of contributing to cross-disciplinary projects and working in large teams.

• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to lead in a matrix organization

• Fluency in programming and scripting languages is required (e.g., R, Python, Perl) and their use in a LINUX environment.

• In depth knowledge of integrative omics analysis, next generation sequencing, data mining, complex data analysis and statistics.

• Experience in computational approaches for whole genome analysis and single cell sequencing technologies is an additional benefit.

Application Materials

Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of References


Salary is commensurate with experience

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Posted: 8/27/2020
Application Due: 11/25/2020
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