Bioinformatics Trainer (Faculty Research Assistant)
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Internal Number: 119542
Internal Job Number: P05612UF
The Center for Quantitative Life Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month fixed-term Bioinformatics Trainer (Faculty Research Assistant). Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The Center for Quantitative Life Sciences (CQLS) at Oregon State University collaborates with and assists life scientists of all levels in their research using cutting-edge genomics, informatics, and computational techniques. The purpose of this position is to provide bioinformatics research consulting services and provide bioinformatics research and education. The CQLS is an enthusiastic team of data, computer, and laboratory scientists serving OSU and beyond.
This position will work closely with OSU's COVID analysis group. Responsibilities and duties include analysis of genomics and transcriptomics data sets, especially in the context of viral phylodynamics, development of new tools in bioinformatics and computational biology, and assistance with the preparation of publications and grant proposals. This position will also teach workshops to promote the CQLS's mission of bioinformatics research and education. This position will contribute to advancing the diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the Center and the University. Appointee is required to collaborate in a collegial and inclusive fashion with CQLS staff and clients in the execution of all job functions.
The CQLS interacts with a wide variety of faculty, staff, and students representing a broad range of expertise and cultural backgrounds. This position will support CQLS's and the university's mission of equity, inclusion, and diversity by respecting, welcoming and supporting the diverse perspectives of our clientele. We are currently engaged in work bringing STEM learning to underrepresented groups, so candidates with experience in outreach and engagement with underserved communities are encouraged to apply.
Requires Bachelor's degree in discipline appropriate to the field in which research is being conducted.
M.S. in bioinformatics, or computational biology, or related field (at time of hire).
Minimum of one term experience as a teaching assistant in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology or computer science, or equivalent experience with formalized delivery of training in an industrial, academic, or other setting.
Experience in a Linux or Unix environment.
Demonstrated proficiency with shell scripting, Python, R, or other programming languages.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills, independence, high motivation, and excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work in remote setting if needed
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
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