Research Associate

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Pharmacology
United States CO Aurora


The research labs of Drs. James Costello, Scott Cramer, Joshua Black, and Heide Ford in the Department of Pharmacology are seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst with a proven track record of leading the design and analysis of omics data in the context of cancer. This position will be a joint hire between the aforementioned research labs and work across a diverse set of research areas in breast, prostate, and bladder cancers. The ideal candidate will have a desire to not only design and perform bioinformatics analysis, but to gain a deeper insight into challenges into basic mechanisms of cancer development, treatment and metastasis. This position will also offer the opportunity to mentor graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

-Design the analysis plan for projects involving -omics data.
-Develop and run Bioinformatics pipelines.
-Work collaboratively with graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to address research questions.
-Review and edit relevant sections of grants and manuscripts.
-Participate in lab meetings and seminars.
-Communicate with other bioinformaticists to exchange expertise and provide support

-Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
-Ability to manage multiple Bioinformatics projects
-Ability to develop new analysis pipelines and the associated code to execute the pipelines
-Ability to manage code through a versioning system such as GitHub.


Minimum Qualifications:
-A PhD or equivalent experience (MS with 2+ years of experience) in Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Computational Biology or related fields
-Demonstrated track record of the analysis of -omic datasets from raw data files to fully analyzed results.
-Experience programming and attributable source code in R, Python, or related languages that are widely used in bioinformatics
-Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
-A track record in cancer research
-A track record of source code in a version control system (e.g., GitHub)
-A specialist understanding in a highly relevant field in cancer research, such as immunology, developmental biology, cell signaling, or a specific cancer type (e.g., prostate, breast)
-Demonstrated ability to train researchers in bioinformatics skills and techniques
-A track record of contributions to proposals for research funding
-Interest in developing new analytical workflows for emerging technologies (e.g., multiplexed ion beam imaging or single cell technologies)

Start date

As soon as possible

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