The primary purpose of the position is to manage and populate Web-accessible data repositories that provide data for display in Integrated Genome Browser (IGB), a visualization software program downloadable from https://bioviz.org The main responsibility will be to perform Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst duties and to manage and populate Web-accessible data repositories that provide data for display in Integrated Genome Browser (IGB), a visualization software program. In addition, this role will help new users learn to how to explore, sanity-check, and analyze genomic data using IGB and related tools. Duties Include:
Harvest, process, and deploy data for visualization in Integrated Genome Browser using bioinformatics software such as R/Bioconductor and Nextflow pipelines.
Explore, learn, evaluate, and train others on using diverse visualization software applications for bioinformatics.
Assist in designing and testing new features for Integrated Genome Browser and/or IGB Apps (apps.bioviz.org).
Investigate using AWS or other cloud platform resources to deploy data processing and data deployment pipelines.
Minimum Experience / Education:
MS degree or higher in CS, Biology, or Bioinformatics
Graduate-level training in biology or genomics.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Knowledge of Unix file systems, Unix operating systems, and shell scripting.
Ability to log into remote hosts using ssh and navigate the system.
Ability to run and trouble-shoot bioinformatics data processing workflow software.
Ability to write, debug, and explain code written in python and R languages.
Knowledge of version control systems and how to use them,
Knowledge of bioinformatics data types including gene models and sequence alignments.
Familiarity with BED, fa, 2bit, GFF, and other file formats in bioinformatics and ability to understand and use new ones as needed.
Understanding of how websites serve content.
Good attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects using team-oriented project management software.
Good oral and written communication skills; ability to write clearly and succinctly and edit one's own work.
About The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.