Bioinformatics Scientist

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801

Working Title:

Bioinformatics Scientist

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications and Experience

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

We are looking for a creative and collaborative bioinformatics researcher to join the Franco Lab within Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC Chapel Hill to focus on studying gene regulation and epigenetics in cancer. The candidate should be proficient in computer programming and analysis of genomic/next generation sequencing data sets, and have experience working with biological systems. The candidate will perform analysis on high throughput next generation sequencing data sets (such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, single-cell RNA-seq, and single-cell ATAC-seq) and collaborate with the PI and other scientists on various projects. In addition the candidate will develop new approaches/methods for data analysis and curation.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics or a related field of biological science, and four (4) years related research experience in bioinformatics and computational biology is required. A Master’s degree or PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics or related field is preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:

The candidate must have knowledge of a subset of the following: UNIX, R, Python, C , Java, database experience with Oracle and/or MS SQL. Should have broad knowledge of statistical analyses. Should have a good understanding of genomic databases and their annotations (GenBank, RefSeq, ENSEMBL, dbSNP, UCSC genome browser) and a good understanding of the biology behind gene expression profiling, comparative genomics and genetics mapping, and an appreciation of the use of statistical methods and mathematical models in the interpretation of biological data.

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: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 9/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time