The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in bioinformatics.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide bioinformatic and statistical analyses for biomedical researchers.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in programmatic extramurally funded research in the School of Medicine and pursue a program of independent research. Familiarity with, and experience using, current research methods in the bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, including but not limited to analysis of gene expression profiling by RNA-Sequencing and the calling and analysis of variants from whole-exome and whole-genome data is required.

Successful candidates will have experience using and administrating Linux and Mac OSX systems and will have programming experience in statistical programming environments such as R, scripting languages such as Python or Perl, and high-level languages such as C++ or Java.

In addition, the candidate is expected to provide lectures in bioinformatics and statistical methods to medical students and residents, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Although all well-qualified candidates will be considered, preference will be given to individuals with research interests in the genomic, genetic, epigenetic and environmental causes of complex diseases.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum requirements are a PhD or equivalent degree in a biomedical and/or biostatistics discipline.
  • The successful candidate should have a strong background in methods of biostatistical analysis, bioinformatics tools and resources and analytical methods, genomics and genetics.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and be able to orally present complex data sets and analyses to biomedical scientists.
  • The successful candidate will also need to have a high level of interest in continuous learning of new science and tools for discovery.

Preferred Qualifications
Postdoctoral experience is desirable.