Position overview Position title: Bioinformatics Project Scientist Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Refer to the Represented Project ___ (E.G., Scientist) Series Fiscal Year in the UCSC Salary Scales.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after the initial review of applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.
Open date: November 21, 2022
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Oct 27, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and the Genomics Institute at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Bioinformatics Project Scientist. Under the direction of Professor Sofie Salama, the project scientist will lead the design and execution of bioinformatic analysis of genomic data and wet lab experimental results by Salama laboratory members and initiate independent research projects in the general focus areas of the laboratory (transposable elements, segmental duplications, neurodevelopment, evolution of the primate brain, organoid models, pediatric glioma). The incumbent will work with trainees (undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdocs) to assist and train them in best practices of bioinformatic analysis and data sharing through publicly accessible databases. The project scientist will contribute to the writing of grants and scientific publications related to their projects and will present their work at national and international conferences. The project scientist will collaborate with other research groups at UCSC and other institutions to develop and implement best practices for data analysis and sharing methods, especially as they pertain to collaborative projects.
Applicants with expertise in complex genomic regions including transposable elements in the context of primate evolution, neurodevelopment, or cancer biology are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to a very strong bioinformatics training and research track, the successful candidate should have experience in wet lab experimentation.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application) -Ph.D. (or an equivalent foreign degree) in biological sciences, bioinformatics, or biomolecular engineering. -At least two years of research experience obtained post award of Ph.D. -Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students is required.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
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