Research Scientist II (Bioinformatics)

University of North Texas
UNT-Computational Informatics Center
United States TX Denton


The Division of Research and Innovation at the University of North Texas (UNT), a Carnegie Tier One research institution, is creating a position in bioinformatics to support the goals of faculty researchers across the UNT campus. It is anticipated that this position will address needs for bioinformatics in multiple disciplines. UNT is a student-focused research university with an emphasis on sustainability. UNT is the nation’s 25th largest public university, and is committed to serve its 47,000 students while powering the North Texas region through innovative education and research.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

The University of North Texas is seeking a bioinformatics scientist to be housed in the Division of Research and Innovation. The successful candidate will provide bioinformatics services to faculty from multiple departments and engage with other core research facilities. The successful candidate will consult with Principal Investigators to meet their complex needs and provide advanced informatics analyses. The successful candidate will also interact within a larger, university-supported computing and core facility teams to meet researchers’ needs. The successful candidate brings together elements of computational/ bioinformatics expertise to promote exchange of data, integrate pipelines, and to analyze and integrate multiple data types including but not limited to transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics.

Primary Responsibilities

Promotes and enables state-of-the-art informatics analyses
Works closely with the other core facilities managers and the VPRI to address bioinformatics needs.
Implements the addition of new services and tools to the core based on PI need
Assists PIs to analyze and interpret multiple data types, generating insights and testable hypotheses, and respective reports for research projects, grants and manuscripts
Provides guidance in data analysis, data integration and data visualization
Assists in data mining and computational analysis of large public databases for PI projects
Oversees maintenance of informative web sites and other investigator outreach materials


Minimum qualifications
Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or related field is required, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a highly collaborative environment such as a core facility and/or a record of published collaborative research with multiple groups and data types is highly desirable
Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to lead and/or support small groups
Possess strong attention to detail
Demonstrate strong analytical, time management and organizational skills
Ability to support a wide variety of research projects with sometimes competing needs and deadlines
Strong computational and computer programming skills, and excellent problem-solving skills
Proficiency in bioinformatics analyses
Experience in high performance computing and data visualization
Proficiency in statistics and probability concepts

Start date

As soon as possible

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