Bioinformatics Analyst

Tucson, AZ
Nov 11, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Cancer Center Division

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Bioinformatics Shared Resource at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst who will apply computational techniques to rapidly accelerate the pace of cancer research. The successful candidate will display excellent technical skills along with a passion for finding computational solutions to important biological questions. The Bioinformatics Shared Resource provides a collaborative, supportive, and intellectually stimulating environment within the UACC.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The main responsibility of this position is to design and implement bioinformatics analysis strategies for cancer researchers, with a focus on, but not limited to, extracting insights from multi-‘omics and next-generation sequencing data. Additionally, the successful candidate will help drive innovation in cancer computational biology by organizing workshops between biomedical researchers at the UACC and computer scientists at the University of Arizona.

  • Meet with researchers and clinicians to provide bioinformatics consultation in the analysis of experimental and publicly available datasets.
  • Communicate with researchers and clinicians to understand and obtain data analysis specifications.
  • Design data analysis project plans and estimate time to completion.
  • Work independently and as a team member to analyze data, developing software tools and analytical pipelines where necessary.
  • Provide publication quality documentation at the end of each data analysis project.
  • Evaluation, development, and support of new bioinformatics methods.
  • Lead bioinformatics workshops and help create interactive web applications for visualizing and understanding high-throughput cancer data.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Familiarity with quantitative analysis of Exome/RNA-seq or other ‘omics data and experience working with genomic databases like TCGA, ENCODE, and CCLE/GDSC is preferred.•Excellent communication and leadership skills are essential.•Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to meet deadlines.*An MS or Ph.D. in bioinformatics/computational biology, computer science, biostatistics, life sciences or related field and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience.*Proficiency in programming with R, Python, Java, or C/C++, is required.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$52,024 - $75,145

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



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Job Family:

Research & Data Analysis

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Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Megha Padi - [email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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