Computational Biologist

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Neuroscience Center-428601

Working Title:

Computational Biologist

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Dependent Upon Experience

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled computational biologist, with experience in high-throughput sequencing technologies, for a position within the Zylka lab in the UNC Neuroscience Center. The individual recruited for this position will be expected to develop new computational pipelines, contribute to the analysis and biological interpretation of genomic data, and play an integral role in supporting single cell RNA-seq analyses from design through publication. Expertise in summarizing genome-wide data as well as generating figures and tables for publications is also expected. This position requires experience in a Linux computing cluster environment, management of large datasets, data mining, bioinformatics and genomics techniques, and strong scientific communication skills.

Educational Requirements:

A M.S. or Ph.D., and at least 3 years of experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, genomics, computer science, or statistics is required

Qualifications and Experience:

The candidate must have knowledge and demonstrated experience in DNA and RNA sequence analysis (ideally multiple of: RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, exome sequencing, single-cell RNA-seq, single-cell ATAC-seq, etc), working in a Linux computing cluster environment (particularly LSF or SLURM), and programming and scripting languages (Perl, Python, R). Experience working in a research support environment in Higher Education or University setting is desirable. The individual must also have strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively and work on projects independently and in a team setting, and interface effectively with biologists and computational scientists and statisticians.

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time