Research Associate

Updated: 9 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 001047
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Working Title Research Associate
Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty
Employment Type Time Limited - Full-time
Months per Year 12
Work Schedule

Monday thru Friday 8 -5

Hours per week 40
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Academic Affairs
Department Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col)
Work Location NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC
Salary Range
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Bioinformatics & Genomics Department is to develop novel computational approaches to important biological problems, and to provide training in the science that underlies them.

Primary Purpose of Position

The successful candidate must possess a skillset for a Software Development position OR a Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Scientist position. This position will be instrumental in the Pathview and related projects. The incumbent will lead the development of bioinformatics web servers, resources and applications. S/He will also develop statistical/computational methods/tools for high throughput omics (genome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome etc) data integration, analysis and visualization; apply them to complex diseases/traits and biomedical problems. Pathview is an open-source package that maps, integrates and renders a large variety of biological data onto pathways, and produces interpretable graphs with publication quality. Pathview was quickly adopted and widely used by thousands of scientists worldwide. With a major NSF grant recently awarded, Pathview will be fully developed as a systematic solution for pathway based analytics and visualization.

For more information about the research in our group:

Summary of Position Responsibilities

Lead development aspect of the Pathview and related projects. Work with Dr. Weijun Luo in development, data integration and analysis of other projects

Minimum Education/Experience

PhD (or Master + 3 years working experience) in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics or related fields.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Technical skills for Developer:
LAMP based web + database development (PHP & JavaScript & MySQL preferred)
Unix/Linux shell
Python or Java
Version control: svn and git
Data integration and visualization
R/Bioconductor is a plus, understanding molecular biology is a plus

Technical Skills for Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Scientiest:
Solid statistics training
Genetics/genomics data analysis (esp. GWAS, Whole Genome/Exome Studies), NGS data analysis, sequence analysis
Unix/Linux shell
Python or Perl
Version control: svn and git
R package (or software) development is a plus

Other qualifications:
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, attention to detail
Ability to work independently and in a team
Self-motivated and disciplined, time and project management skills
Enjoy building highly quality software, computational/statistical method development and data analysis
Proven research/development experience, publication records

Necessary Certifications/Licenses
Preferred Certifications/Licenses
Special Notes to Applicants

We are looking to fill one position from this posting, however due to the nature of the work involved, either a Software Developer or a Biostatistician/Bioinformatics Scientist would meet the qualifications for the position.

Preliminary inquires about the position can be made to Weijun Luo via email Please include a short cover letter, CV and the names of 2-3 references.

The finalist is subject to a criminal background check.

Posting Open Date 10/07/2016
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Hire Date
If time-limited please indicate appointment end date 06/30/2019
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