Salary Range: Dependent on qualifications and experience
The Research Associate will function as a bioinformatician in the area of cancer pharmacogenomics. Research in our laboratory is focused on discovering effective strategies for individualizing therapy for cancer patients, especially through the identification of heritable genetic determinants of outcomes of chemotherapy, both in the laboratory and the clinic. The qualified candidate, in consultation with the laboratory PI, will be expected to work both independently and closely with many other investigators and/or collaborators to provide advanced technical expertise for genomic data analyses, including analysis of high-throughput genotyping, microarray data, next generation DNA and RNA sequencing, miRNAs and eQTLs, from large datasets, including pharmacogenomics clinical trials.
Education and Experience:
Completion of a minimum of 5 years postdoctoral training in bioinformatics. Postdoctoral experience should include development and implementation of integrative approaches for multi-omic (genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic) data analysis, including causal pathway analysis related to disease states. A strong interest in pharmacogenomics clinical trials, clinical GWAS, miRNA analysis, eQTL analysis, and causal gene regulatory networks is highly desirable. Proficiency with Linux based computing systems, C++, C, Python, R, Perl, and Unix shell scripting is required and experience developing and working with SQL databases is a plus. Experience with RSEM, SAMtools, STAR, Plink, WinBUGS, and SPSS also required. The successful candidate will have the flexibility and ability to develop new skills, the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects, exemplary organizational and time management skills, and strict attention to detail, as well as the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with diverse groups including laboratory staff, clinical staff, scientists, and administrative personnel. Excellent oral and written English, including demonstrated experience in preparing scientific documents is essential.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 170915
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