Bioinformatics Analysts (Multiple Positions)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Bioinformatics Analysts (Multiple Positions)
Department Cancer Center Division (0721)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Bioinformatics Shared Resource at the University of Arizona Cancer Center seeks two (2) Bioinformatics Analysts to join our team and apply computational techniques to rapidly accelerate the pace of cancer research. We offer a collaborative, supportive, and intellectually stimulating working environment.

The successful candidate(s) will provide bioinformatics analysis and genomic research consultation to research scientists in the collection, management, interpretation, and analysis of biological data, with a focus on, but not limited to, high-throughput technologies and next-generation sequencing. The main responsibility of this position is in the application of state-of-the-art bioinformatics technology to analyze and integrate large-scale multi-‘omic datasets in a collaborative setting.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Meet with research scientists to provide bioinformatics consultation in the analysis of experimental and publicly available datasets.
  • Communicate with research scientists to understand and obtain data analysis specifications.
  • Design data analysis project plans and estimate time to completion.
  • Work independently and as a team member to analyze data, developing software tools and analytical pipelines where necessary.
  • Provide publication quality documentations at the end of each data analysis project.
  • Evaluation, development, and support of new bioinformatics methods.
  • Work collaboratively with or mentor other staff to develop the resources in the Bioinformatics Shared Resource.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
Minimum Qualifications
  • MS in bioinformatics, computer science and/or the life sciences and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
  • Proficient in programming in R, Python, Java, or C/C++.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with genomic databases, such as TCGA, ENCODE, and CCLE/GDSC is a plus.
  • Familiarity with quantitative analysis of Exome/RNA-seq or other ‘omics data is preferred.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22372
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Megha Padi, PhD
Assistant Professor

Open Date 02/06/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/16/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Are you proficient in programming in R, Python, Java, or C/C++? Please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a MS in bioinformatics, computer science and/or the life sciences and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents