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    Opportunity: Bioinformaticist @ The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Submitted by Dory Libres; posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    BACKGROUND

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Bioinformaticist, Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (18060).

    Profile of the University:
    UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at: www.unlv.edu.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Role of the Position:
    The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a Bioinformaticist position. The purpose of this position is to provide bioinformatics support to NIPM next generation sequencing and genotyping service and its users. This position provides technical support for bioinformatics and statistical analyses for NIPM faculty and research projects. The position requires skills in the analysis of NGS data, particularly with respect to pipelines for whole genome and exome analysis, RNA-Seq, Methylation, ChiPSeq and other epigenetic analyses; genotype imputation, GWAS, statistical and population genetics. The position requires a sufficient understanding of biology, genetics, genomics and human diseases, and solid computational and statistical training. Experience in NGS sequencing analyses, statistical genetics, and human genetics and disease studies are preferred.

    This position also provides some support working with other team members on database development, maintenance, administration, and curation for NIPM. The position requires a thorough understanding of relational database administration and the ability to analyze, plan, and manage database projects while meeting established deadlines. Software development using client server tools, relational structured query language, and structured programming design skills are desirable. Experience in a biology or medical field highly preferred. Database administration certification is preferred.

    Major Responsibilities:
    • Provide bioinformatics support of NIPM NGS and genotyping service: provide technical support for bioinformatics and statistical analyses for NIPM faculty, research projects, and NGS and Genotyping service Bioinformatics support. The position requires a sufficient understanding of biology, genetics, genomics and human diseases, and solid computational and statistical training. Experience in NGS sequencing analyses, statistical genetics, and human genetics and disease studies preferred. The person should have first-hand experience in large scale genomics/genetics/bioinformatics analyses in human diseases. The experience and skill to manage and maintain Lunix cluster is desired.
    • Maintain NIPM database: maintain security and integrity, build parsers for external data import, installing and testing new versions of the DBMS, writing database documentation, controlling access permissions and privileges, and generate views and SQL and CQL queries for database users and programmers
    • Maintain NIPM website: help the director update content
    • Provide support for NIPM research projects

    REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum Required Qualifications: This position requires a Ph.D. in computer science/bioinformatics or related field from a regionally accredited college of university and two years related professional experience.

    COMPENSATION

    Salary Range:
    Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin November 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Martin Schiller, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry[at]unlv.edu.

    Apply Here: www.Click2Apply.net/58vtjc46ddbzjfsb

    PI99849402

    POLICY

    UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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