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A full time Research Associate position in computational biology or bioinformatics is available in the laboratory of Amanda Wasylishen, PhD in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Research in Dr. Wasylishen's laboratory aims to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying cellular transformation and tumorigenesis in the pancreas, with a focus on epigenetic dysregulation of transcriptional and cellular states. We use a variety of genetically engineered models combined with molecular, cellular and genomic (RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, WGBS, etc.) approaches to achieve these goals. This position will lead the computational aspects of our work through the design, analysis and interpretation of NGS experiments and will collaborate extensively with all members of the research team. While this is primarily a computational position, there may be opportunities to participate in wet bench research.
Highly motivated candidates with an interest in cancer biology and a strong background in genomics and epigenomics are encouraged to apply.
Assist with the coordination of research studies in a particular discipline.
Make independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training or functional experience.
Solve problems using combined research knowledge.
Independently works on whole projects/problems.
Contribute to the collective team effort.
Perform statistical and graphical analysis of data, interpret data and assist in judging validity of data.
Analyze research results.
Organize data search and analysis procedures.
Assist in establishing test controls, criteria and research standards.
Assist in the design of complex data processing systems to analyze research data.
Accomplish assigned results for project/studies, or for significant aspects of larger, complex assignments.
Serve as a seasoned level researcher.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Bachelor's Degree required in a related field.
In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered
A strong quantitative research background, statistical and programming proficiency, and informatics knowledge.
Hands-on experience applying computational tools for the analysis of NGS and multi-omics data.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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