Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Lincoln, NE
  • $45,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Position Information

Working Title Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist
Department Center for Biotechnology-1318
Requisition Number S_200314
Posting Open Date 06/25/2020
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 07/13/2020
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

Position will provide computational bioinformatics services for faculty, staff and students. These services include but are not limited to genome or transcriptome assembly, SNP and variant analysis, differential gene expression, added-value annotation and/or visualization of results, statistical tests, integration of multiple data sources, and custom programming.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:
Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree Computational Biology, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related quantitative field. More than five years' experience in a related quantitative field. Proficiency with two programming languages required, one of which must be Perl or Python.

Work history will demonstrate a high level of analytical capability. Competent in more than one programming language (one must be Perl or Python); working knowledge of the Linux operating experience; Strong communication and writing skills. Must be able to easily communicate the technical solutions put forth to a non-technical audience.
Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in a related field. Two years' experience working in R/Bioconductor or Matlab preferred. Experience running large workflows on HPC and HTC clusters. Experience in current bioinformatics tools and applications. Experience in metagenomics and/or structural biology. Experience collaborating with subject matter specialists in the general area of life sciences. Prior Experience working in biology-related sciences and/or a high-throughput sequencing data analysis.

Excellent communication skills and ability to interact professionally with all levels of faculty, staff and students across different areas and levels of expertise (both experimental and computational). Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously; work independently as well as part of a team; strong organizational, time management, and project management skills.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $45,000 minimum
How to Apply

Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.
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Katelyn Rife
Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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Required Documents

Required Documents * Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
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