Bioinformatics and computational biology research associate/assistant/graduate student (predoctoral) positions

Kansas University Medical Center
United States KS Kansas City


The Computational Genomics Lab at the Department of Pathology, Kansas University Medical Center 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. There will be an opportunity for the candidate to enroll in a Ph.D. program at KUMC.

The candidate should have a Masters or bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with a strong background in quantitative sciences. Bacherlor's degree holder must have work experience. 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 systems and toolchains. Candidate must have expert-level knowledge in R. He/she must have strong experience in one scripting language like Perl, Python, bash or JavaScript. 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
Associate Professor
Kansas University Medical Center


Masters degree or Bacherlor's degree with job experience.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply



Malay Basu