Research Scientist in Biostatistics/Bioinformatics

UNC Charlotte
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
United States NC Charlotte

Description

UNC Charlotte Dept. of Bioinformatics is seeking a full time research scientist in Biostatistics/Bioinformatics. The incumbent will develop statistical and computational methods for big data analysis, integration and visualization. S/he will work on a range of high throughput omics (genome, transcriptome, metabolome etc) data, and cutting edge projects on complex diseases and biomedical problems.

We integrate and analyze a variety of big data sets from biomedical research & applications. And we develop statistical/analytical methods, and implement them into software packages or web servers. Some of them are widely used by tens of thousands of scientists over the world:
bioconductor.org/packages/pathview/
bioconductor.org/packages/gage/
pathview.uncc.edu/

We apply big data and advanced analytics to solve important and complex problems in biomedicine. For example, we recently were working on autism, a complex brain disorder, using big data + novel analytics approach
advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/4/e1701799.full

Salary and benefits:
Salary $60,000-80,000 depending on experience, full benefit package, may sponsor H1B visa

Start Date:
As soon as possible

Other openings:
In addition, we also have postdoc positions and PhD student assistantships for those with less experience.


Qualifications

Technical skills:
Solid statistics training
Genetics/genomics data analysis (esp. GWAS, Whole Genome/Exome Studies), NGS data analysis, sequence analysis
R/Bioconductor
Unix/Linux shell
Python or Perl
Version control: svn or 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 computational/statistical method development, data analysis
Proven research/development experience, publication records

Education:
PhD (or Master + 3 years working experience) in statistics/biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational genetics, computer science, or related fields.


Start date

As soon as possible

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Please send a resume, a short cover letter (optional) and the names of 2-3 references to: weijun.luo[AT]uncc.edu