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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Specialist (#220060) @ University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Honolulu, HI (US)
    Submitted by Youping Deng; posted on Monday, February 10, 2020


    John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawaiʻi is seeking a Bioinformatics Specialist in support of the Bioinformatics Core at the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences.

    JABSOM is ranked at No. 56 in research, and in #55 in Primary Care in 2020 Best Medical School Rankings. Our Bioinformatics core also supports the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center which is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

    Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), Office of Bioinformatics Core, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, located at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) at Manoa, Kaka'ako Campus on Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.


    Analyzes high-throughput, microarray, next- and third-generation sequencing "omics" data, including data from genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, and metagenomics experiments. Interacts closely with physician scientists and bioscience researchers to facilitate precision medicine development by analyzing and interpreting vast amounts of "omics" and clinical data. Assists in the preparation of grant applications. Writes peer-reviewed abstracts, publications, and manuscripts. Contributes to data management and research methods development. Oversees graduate students and undergraduate assistants. Conducts training workshops and courses on Bioinformatics with the PI and other bioinformaticians. Focuses on NIH (R-01) funded translational medicine study and identifying biomarkers for early detection of cancer and prediction of clinical outcomes of cancer treated with different strategies. The projects are highly valuable for clinical use with potential industrial application as well as with great basic scientific knowledge.


    Education/Training: Master or Doctor Degree from an accredited college or university in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or a related field.

    Experience: Experience using statistics and bioinformatics software. Experience in UNIX operating systems, or equivalent. Experience working in bioinformatics projects. Experience with high-performance computing environments and computer programming. Experience writing peer-reviewed abstracts and publications.

    Ability /Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of advanced bioinformatics techniques applicable to clinical research. General knowledge of medical terminology. Knowledge of human genetics and the next generation sequencing data analysis. Working knowledge of at least one (1) programming language (such as R or Python). Ability to be flexible, work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to teach bioinformatics concepts to students and non-experts. Ability to implement components of a bioinformatics software pipeline to analyze next generation sequencing and microarray data. Ability to handle multiple tasks and demands. Strong analytical skills.

    Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.


    Experience with biomarker and machine learning, running programs in HPC and integrative "omics" data analysis.


    Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. However, this is a core staff scientist position, the position is relatively stable.


    Honolulu, HI, USA


    Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.


    Please go to and click on "Job Postings.". The position ID# is 220060. You may also submit your application including cover letter, resume and supervisory references to dengy[at]


    March 06, 2020

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