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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Scientist @ University of Connecticut -- Storrs, CT (US)
Submitted by David Whall; posted on Friday, March 15, 2013
BACKGROUND:
The University of Connecticut seeks a Bioinformatics Scientist primarily to serve the biological science community through consultation in a Bioinformatics Facility within the Biotechnology/Bioservices Center. The Facility consists of two small clusters, (1) a 15-node, 30 CPU, Apple Workgroup cluster that uses Sun Grid Engine for its distributed resource management and runs Bioteam's iNquiry as a web portal to over 170 applications, and (2) an 18-node, 144 CPU, Dell linux cluster running Rocks 6.1 (Centos 6.3). A Systems Manager maintains the cluster and applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will provide consultation to faculty and graduate students on the use of specific computing tools for solving a broad range of problems in biology, interface with biologists and computer scientists, keep facility FAQ web pages up-to-date, and have an excellent command of verbal and written communication skills. Extensive experience is required in the application of software and databases used in computational biology, genomics, and in supporting desktop computing environments. Long range efforts will be to continue development and maintenance of an integrated bioinformatics network to serve a diverse research community.

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum qualifications are an M.S. or Ph.D. in bioinformatics or a related area; experience or the equivalent skills to handle problems in phylogenetics, genomics, gene and protein expression analysis; database mining, molecular modeling, and structure-function analysis.

PREFERENCES:
Two or more years post M.S. work experience. Also desirable is an ability to consult with faculty and graduate students as well as possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

TERMS:
The appointment will be as an Academic Assistant II or III and is a non-tenure track annual 11-month appointment. Individuals with a Master's degree and some experience will be appointed at the Academic II level. Individuals with a Master's degree and extensive experience or a Ph.D. will be appointed at the Academic Assistant III level. After an initial year candidates with a Ph.D. and a strong publication record may be considered for an Assistant Research Professor position in one of several academic departments. This would provide opportunities for research activities supported by external grant funding.

LOCALE:
Storrs, CT

COMPENSATION:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants must apply electronically using the University of Connecticut Husky Hire, http://www.jobs.uconn.edu. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters from professional references. For questions regarding this position email david.whall[at]uconn.edu; University of Connecticut, Biotechnology/Bioservices Center, Unit 3149, 91 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06296-3149.

DEADLINE:
All applications must be received by close of business, May 13, 2013.

POLICY:
The University of Connecticut encourages applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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