Position Title: Bioinformatics Analyst, UB Genomics & Bioinformatics Core
Posting Number: R230011
Employer: Research Foundation
Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000
The University at Buffalo, Department of UB Genomics and Bioinformatics is seeking candidates for the position of Bioinformatics Analyst. The Bioinformatics Analyst is responsible for supporting the ever-growing computational analysis needs of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core. The Bioinformatics Analyst works directly with core laboratory staff in an effort to provide optimal next-generation sequencing results.
Specific responsibilities include:
Day-to-day processing of the immense data being generated from illumina based next-generation sequencing platforms;
Quality assurance, initial data processing, and storage of data generated;
Maintenance of core computational infrastructure;
Specialized downstream analysis for supporting projects and core initiatives;
Willingness to quickly adopt new technologies and analysis best practices;
Analysis of all types of genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic data generated by the core
Development and modification of computational algorithms to facilitate data analysis at UB; participating in manuscripts and grant applications,
Custom data mining efforts
Outstanding Benefits Package
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About The University at Buffalo The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America's leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
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The ideal candidate will be collaborative, self-directed and possess the following:
A bachelors degree in Bioinformatics or closely related field with 1-2 years experience and familiarity with common NGS data file formats (FastQ, BAM). Education and experience equivalencies will be considered.
Knowledge of Illumina based sequencing platforms (NovaSeq, NextSeq500, MiSeq).
Proficiency in linux is essential as all workflows are in a linux cluster environment.
Proficiency in the R coding language with experience using RStudio and Bioconductor.
Hands on experience processing Next-Generation Sequencing data sets from raw data to alignment (Bowtie2/Hisat2 preferred), and quantification (Subread featureCounts).
Previous experience using the DESeq2 analysis package from RNA-Seq.
Background knowledge of wet bench techniques to aid in laboratory trouble shooting.
Outstanding communication and leadership skills, in interacting with both wet-lab and computational biologists.
A Masters degree in Bioinformatics or closely related field.
Experience in transcriptional analysis is strongly preferred.
Python coding skills strongly preferred (virtualenv, managing local packages).
Previous hands-on experience with wet bench assays a plus, but not required.
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.
UB is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.