Research Associate – Bioinformatics

Bowie State University
Natural Sciences
United States Maryland Bowie


Our student-focused department requires a candidate with a strong commitment to excellence in strategic program support and the advancement of Bioinformatics research projects. These include but are not limited to classroom laboratories, grant-funded projects, and research/ development opportunities. The candidate will work closely with the Bioinformatics faculty in the coordination of the mentorship of students and maintaining undergraduate research activities. Research coordination efforts may include maintaining the operational excellence of research projects in Bioinformatics. The candidate will also be involved in Bioinformatics Program development. Program coordination and development responsibilities include managing recruitment efforts, strategic support, student progress tracking, planning program activities, organizing student participation in external opportunities such as mentored research, internships, and the successful execution of additional activities, as required, to support student success. Reporting responsibilities may include tracking research progress, monitoring student engagement in research, and supplemental instructional activities.


Education: Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related field required. Ph.D. preferred.

Experience: At least two years research experience in Bioinformatics.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Required technical skills include:
• Experience with the development of Bioinformatics tools and algorithms. Programming in R or Python is advantageous.
• Experience with computer-aided drug design, structural bioinformatics, and bio-molecular simulations.
• Demonstrated research experience in next-generation sequencing data analysis.
• Demonstrated research experience working with undergraduate students.
• Demonstrate leadership ability, communication, and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic.
Additional skills required include demonstrate leadership ability, communication, and organizational skills. Demonstrated research experience, with laboratory coordination and undergraduate research work experience of huge advantage. Planning and executing schedules effectively. Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic. Interact with all levels of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and external constituents, with confidentiality and poise. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines as required. Ability to track performance and report activities as required.

Conditions of Employment: Available to start in the Fall 2021 semester. Please be advised, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all eligible students, faculty and staff returning to USM institutions this fall. NO VISA SPONSORSHIP.

Salary : $40,000 – 45,000

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a detailed resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and letter of reference to Dr. Konda Reddy Karnati at


Dr. Konda Reddy Karnati Assistant Professor & Bioinformatics Program Coordinator Department of Natur