Bioinformatics and computational biology research associate (predoctoral) positions

University of Alabama, Birmingham
United States AL Birmingham


The Computational Genomics Lab at the Division of Genomic Diagnostics and Bioinformatics, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications for multiple predoctoral positions in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics. The candidate will work on various projects in computational genomics, comparative and evolutionary genomics, according to his/her preference. The candidate will play key roles in shaping the scientific environment and computational infrastructure of the division and will be expected to apply for research grants both to the US and agencies abroad. He/she will also help in teaching junior colleagues. Starting dates are open and flexible.

The candidate should have a Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a strong background in quantitative sciences. Biological background is not essential, but the candidate must have at least a basic familiarity with the standard bioinformatics ecosystem. The candidate must have very strong command over GNU/Linux system and toolchains. Candidate must have an expert level knowledge in R. He/she must have strong experience in one scripting language like Perl or Python. Independent thinking, strong motivation and problem-solving skills are a must. Persons without strong programming experience need not apply.

Interested candidates, should send the curriculum vitae with names and contact addresses of three references to:

Malay Kumar Basu, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
West Pavilion, Room P220D
Birmingham, AL 35249-7331
Phone: (205) 934-5251
Fax: (205) 934-5499

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.


Masters degree

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply



Malay Basu