Question: Job Announcement: Genome Informatics
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Jenny Drnevich1.9k
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Hi everyone, We have a position open in my group that I thought would be of interest to some of you. They say that preference will be given to a University of Illinois employee, but that's mainly because we need someone to start as soon as possible. Cheers, Jenny Technical Lead, Genome Informatics Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center Proposed Starting Date: As soon as possible after closing Qualifications: PhD degree is required in the preferred fields of bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, molecular genetics or biotechnology. At least four years' experience with the application of programming expertise to genomic data analysis and/or visualization problems and with the various types of genomic data, tools and databases. At least two years of experience with distributed and parallel solutions (clusters, grids, clouds) for high-throughput data analysis. Experience with whole genome analysis, such as assembly and mapping and/or knowledge of variant (SNP, indel, PAV, CNV, etc) detection and gene expression analysis. Training in molecular genetics and knowledge of methodologies for analyzing genetic data. Preference for University of Illinois employee Responsibilities: The University of Illinois Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center is a core user facility and this position is associated specifically within its High-Performance Biological Computing (HPCBio) Program. The selected candidate will direct and oversee bioinformatics support for the data production facilities of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center. This includes support of all on-going projects of the Biotechnology Center in genome sequencing, and comparative and functional genomics. These projects may include high-throughput next-generation sequencing of genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes, expression and genotyping arrays, molecular marker discovery, and other related methods. Bioinformatics methods include genome assembly and comparison, sequence alignments and analysis of proteins and genes, pathway analysis, construction of phylogenetic trees, protein motif searches and the application of advanced data mining methodologies. Support the DNA sequencing facility; supervise the development and maintenance of data analysis workflows, quality control, data tracking and reporting procedures, in close collaboration with the Director of the facility. Supervise and train academic and technical personnel. Evaluate, develop and adapt bioinformatics tools for the analysis of genomic data and protein sequences. Keep abreast of new developments in research in order to initiate and participate in the writing of grant proposals for funding research in bioinformatics. All HPCBio personnel are expected to work collaboratively to optimize the delivery of services and support to its users; the responsibilities associated with the position include flexibility in taking on tasks related to the overall mission of HPCBio and consistent with the applicant's qualifications. Type of Position: Full-time Academic Professional with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application: Please complete your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and resume, to include at least three contacts for references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Please send academic transcript(s), to: Rhonda Lipking, Administrative Secretary Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, 2613 Institute for Genomic Biology 1206 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801 Phone: (217) 333-1695, Email:<> For additional information contact: Dr. Victor Jongeneel, Director, High-Performance Biological Computing, Email:<>, Phone: 1-217-244-1795 For full consideration, applications must be received by 5:00 pm March 30, 2012. The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
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