Salary Range: Dependent on Qualifications and Experience
We are searching for a Director of the Bioinformatics Core for the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is a national search for an open-rank academic position (fixed-term) with an appointment in an academic department consistent with the applicant's discipline and as a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Rank will be determined based on experience and past accomplishments. The position will be responsible for the success of the Core but will also have time allocated to develop an individual cancer research program. The Core is a dynamic set of computational biologists focused on 1) serving the computational and analytic needs of cancer center researchers, 2) development of new methods and tools for 'omics research, and 3) using these tools and computational infrastructure to conduct independent cancer research objectives. The Director will lead a diverse team of bioinformatics and computational scientists (~12 people) to support bioinformatics (infrastructure, pipeline development and maintenance, and methodology development) and data analysis (including statistical analyses, machine learning approaches, and interpretation) for LCCC sponsored research in a growing range of experimental data types. Research goals will be identified through collaboration with geneticists, cancer biologists, oncologists, biostatisticians, statisticians, and informaticians and will include participation in grant writing and education and training. The director will work closely with and collaborate with various internal teams including the director of informatics for software, clinical, operations for support of the Cancer Center.
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding and experience in using statistical and machine learning tools for analysis of omics and other research datasets, as well as, experience in using and guiding others in use of computational clusters, proficiency in one or more programming languages (analysis and software development). Experience with next-generation sequence analysis and knowledge of molecular biology and genomics preferred.
They should also possess strong scientific writing and oral skills, have a passion for collaborative and interdisciplinary research, have demonstrated group leadership experience, and be highly motivated and able to work independently.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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