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Position: Research Scientist in Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics
University of Virginia
, Charlottesville , Virginia United States
Duties: conducting basic science research using existing and innovative computational biology approaches; developing and maintaining bioinformatics tools used for computational biology research; writing reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications; attending academic conferences (virtually and/or in-person) to present the research works; mentoring and supervising trainees, including postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students in the lab on computational biology research; other research related work for the lab
Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in quantitative science, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, data science, or a related field; At least three-year research experience after completing the doctoral degree on computational epigenomics and high-throughput sequencing analysis; Proficient in Python and R programming; Working knowledge of molecular biology and genomics
Text: Skip to main content careers Research Scientist in Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics Charlottesville, VA Apply The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is looking to hire a Research Scientist. The Research Scientist will be responsible for working with the PI, Dr. Chongzhi Zang, and members in the lab to develop bioinformatics methods and to use integrative computational genomics approaches for studying epigenetics and transcriptional regulation in mammalian model cell systems and human cancer. The job responsibilities include: 1. conducting basic science research using existing and innovative computational biology approaches; 2. developing and maintaining bioinformatics tools used for computational biology research; 3. writing reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications; 4. attending academic conferences (virtually and/or in-person) to present the research works; 5. mentoring and supervising trainees, including postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students in the lab on computational biology research; 6. other research related work for the lab. Requirements: 1. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in quantitative science, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, data science, or a related field. 2. At least three-year research experience after completing the doctoral degree on computational epigenomics and high-throughput sequencing analysis. 3. Proficient in Python and R programming. 4. Working knowledge of molecular biology and genomics. 5. Excellent academic communication skills and teamwork skills. 6. At least three first-author or senior-author publications in peer-reviewed journals in the related research field. To apply please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for "R0029018" Complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box. Required Application Materials: CV Cover Letter Contact information for 3 references The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy. COVID Vaccination Requirement The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. 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