A Bioinformaticist/Research Programmer position is available immediately at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The successful applicant will join a team of academic researchers working in the area of high-throughput genomics, and will play a key role in ongoing NIH sponsored research on expression quantitative trait loci (eTL) analysis that is being carried out as part of the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) consortium. The primary focus of the position is the development, testing, and maintenance of publicly available statistical software, and underlying methodology, for use by researchers in genomics and biomedicine.
We have a strong research group involving two PIs, graduate students and post-docs, that is actively working and publishing in genomics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics. While our emphasis is on eQTL analysis, group members are also working in the areas of toxicology, data mining, and machine learning. The successful applicant will be integral member of the research group, and will have the opportunity to play a leading role in methodological and software development, and be a co-author on group publications.
-assisting in development and testing of new software, primarily in R, in conjunction with other members of the research group;
-maintaining and updating existing software packages;
-handling high throughput data from a variety of genomics platforms
-Masters or Doctoral degree in a discipline related to computer science, statistics, or genetics
Required: High-level of programming capability and experience
Desirable: some basic knowledge of statistics, genetics, and computational biology
For more details and how to apply:
Open until filled.
All applications must be received through the UNC application system.