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Luo Weijun1.4k
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Luo Weijun1.4k wrote:

UNC Charlotte Dept. of Bioinformatics is seeking a full time research scientist in Biostatistics/Bioinformatics. The incumbent will develop statistical and computational methods for big data analysis, integration and visualization. S/he will work on a range of high throughput omics (genome, transcriptome, metabolome etc) data, and cutting edge projects on complex diseases and biomedical problems.   

We integrate and analyze a variety of big data sets from biomedical research & applications. And we develop statistical/analytical methods, and implement them into software packages or web servers. Some of them are widely used by tens of thousands of scientists over the world:  
https://bioconductor.org/packages/pathview/  
https://bioconductor.org/packages/gage/  
https://pathview.uncc.edu/  

We apply big data and advanced analytics to solve important and complex problems in biomedicine. For example, we recently were working on autism, a complex brain disorder, using big data + novel analytics approach  
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/4/e1701799.full  

Technical skills:
Solid statistics training  
Genetics/genomics data analysis (esp. GWAS, Whole Genome/Exome Studies), NGS data analysis, sequence analysis  
R/Bioconductor  
Unix/Linux shell  
Python or Perl  
Version control: svn or git  
R package (or software) development is a plus

Other qualifications: 
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, attention to detail  
Ability to work independently and in a team  
Self-motivated and disciplined, time and project management skills  
Enjoy computational/statistical method development, data analysis  
Proven research/development experience, publication records  

Education: 
PhD (or Master + 3 years working experience) in statistics/biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational genetics, computer science, or related fields.

Salary and benefits:  
Salary $60,000-80,000 depending on experience, full benefit package, may sponsor H1B visa

Start Date: 
As soon as possible

Other openings: 
In addition, we also have postdoc positions and PhD student assistantships for those with less experience.

Application: 
Please send a resume, a short cover letter (optional) and the names of 2-3 references to: weijun.luo[AT]uncc.edu   

 

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