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    Opportunity: Asst. Research Scientist (#63174) @ Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, University of Iowa -- Iowa City, IA (US)
    Submitted by Iowa Institute of Human Genetics; posted on Monday, March 24, 2014


    The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Research Scientist to provide informatics support and take a major role in data analysis, method development, software evaluation, and training in order to advance biomedical research programs at The University of Iowa.


    Work in collaboration with investigators from both the Department of Biochemistry and the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics to provide computational, statistical, and bioinformatics support for processing and interpreting data sets derived from high throughput sequencing, microarrays, proteomics, public databases and other sources. Perform analyses to identify genetic variants, disease associations, differentially expressed genes, and assign chromosomal locations of proteins and epigenetic marks.

    Participate in developing computer algorithms, computational pipelines, and statistical methods for empirical studies and data analysis. Maintain knowledge of current bioinformatics methods, how to adapt them for specific goals, and to communicate their application.

    Provide prompt and efficient assistance and training with scientific software, databases, and other computational resources to faculty, staff, and students.

    Evaluate data to establish relevance to the problem being evaluated. Prepare research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books and other media. Assist in developing new proposals for research and obtain support for new and/or continuing research activities.


    • Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree in a Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or Biostatistics discipline is required.
    • Experience with programming languages such Perl, Python, C or Java is required.
    • Working knowledge in using statistical analysis is required.
    • Prior experience in the analysis of next generation DNA sequencing, microarray, comparative genomics, SNP and/or proteomics data analyses is required.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment is required.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
    • 1-3 years of research experience in the field of bioinformatics and independence with developing research strategies for different types of projects or experience introducing new technologies into the data analysis process.


    • Prior experience in using high performance computing clusters and the Linux operating system is highly desirable..
    • Prior experience successfully securing external grant funding is desirable.
    • Prior experience with the development and use of tools such as R/Bioconductor, Matlab, Mathematica, or SAS scripts is highly desirable.
    • Prior experience in using Galaxy is desirable, further experience in developing for Galaxy is highly desirable.
    • Previous demonstrated experience in population and or human genetics is desirable.
    • Experience with medical informatics is desirable.




    University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa




    For more information or to apply, please visit and search for requisition #63174. Applicable background checks will be conducted.


    Open until filled.


    The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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