Cancer Bioengineering Initiative (CBI) Bioinformatics Researcher Scientist (Researcher 5)
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 47,347.54 - 132,549.36
Internal Number: 358460
We have an opening for a research scientist available immediately in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to serve as a Cancer Bioengineering Initiative (CBI) Bioinformatics Researcher Scientist. The primary objective of this position is to serve as a bioinformatics analyst and developer for collaborative CBI research and clinical projects. CBI comprises a multi-disciplinary team spanning engineering, mathematics, and biology that bring a diverse suite of advanced technologies (optical imaging, biophysical modeling, microfabrication, and genome engineering) together to enable high impact projects.
The core faculty supporting this position are Paolo Provenzano, Dave Odde, Branden Moriarity, Dave Wood, and Beau Webber. The successful applicant will report to Paolo Provenzano and will be mentored by a senior Bioinformaticist in the laboratory of Dave Largaespada.
The principal duties and responsibilities for this position are:
Lead bioinformatics analysis projects, including work with experimental design, in-depth data analysis, and preparing results for presentation or publication (85%)
Collaborate with peer CBI researchers from complementary engineering fields (genome engineering, microfabrication, and optical imaging) to develop basic team science project management tools and collaborative culture (5%)
Author, co-author, and otherwise collaborate on reports, conference papers and journal articles. (10%)
The anticipated salary range for this position is $70-75K.
A Ph.D. in a Bioinformatics, Computational or Systems Biology, Engineering or a related field with 1 or more years of research training
Advanced knowledge of next generation sequencing technologies with demonstrated practical experience in developing and carrying out analytical strategies in the context of NGS applications (e.g. RNA-seq, DNA SNP and structural variant detection, de novo sequence assembly, etc.).
A demonstrated track record of productive research (1st author publications in established journals).
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.