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Director, Bioinformatics - Immunology Center of Georgia

Augusta University

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Director, Bioinformatics - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 253563
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
The Immunology Center of Georgia (IMMCG) represents a new initiative by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University to leverage the ability of the immune system to combat disease. The IMMCG will accomplish this by assembling teams of biomedical researchers with strong records of scientific innovation and technological development. The IMMCG will be co-directed by world-class immunologists Drs. Catherine ‘Lynn' Hedrick and Klaus Ley, both of whom have made major discoveries linking immune cells to specific mechanisms of disease. The goal of the IMMCG is to produce novel and effective treatments for conditions that heavily impact the communities of Georgia and the United States. The new center is aggressively recruiting faculty and staff to lead projects focused on cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic disorders, autoimmune and infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer.

Job Summary
Candidate will assist in management of a team of bioinformatic scientists. Duties include supervision of bioinformatics staff scientists in analysis of mass cytometry and single cell techniques, analysis of high dimensional immunology datasets using complex algorithms, and implementation of new bioinformatics projects related to immunology through use of new algorithms and machine learning. Candidate may also train staff scientists and bioinformatics students for bioinformatics.

The duties include, but are not limited to: Management: Manage staff of bioinformaticians and computational biologists. Duties include assigning tasks, and meeting with staff to ensure productivity. Training: Opportunities to teach or train staff, graduate students and other trainees in bioinformatics. Present data and manuscripts during in-house seminars. Analysis: Complete complex computational analysis of high dimensional immunology datasets. Work with investigators to assist in proper experimental design, and assist in their understanding of the data. Assist in providing graphs and publication-quality figures to aid in data presentation. Establish and recommend workflows for bulk RNA-seq, CITE-Seq, scRNA-seq, ATAC-Seq, cell-cell communications, pseudotime, trajectory, RNA Velocity and other related 'omics' applications. Perform Al machine learning applications. Publications: Write publications, news releases, grant applications, workflows as needed related to bioinformatics. Other: Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Doctorate degree in Bioinformatics, statistics, or a related field with a minimum of one year of applicable experience OR Masters Degree and 6 years related experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, or a related field

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)

Pay Grade: 26

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the universitySelect University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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