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Old 11-29-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
dychiang
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Default Bioinformatics Research Associate @ UNC

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We are seeking a bioinformatics research associate to join a dynamic new research group at the University of North Carolina. As part of a collaborative team at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, we will collect gene expression data on 2000 tumors per year for the NIH Cancer Genome Atlas project. We are recruiting a highly motivated team member to analyze Illumina next-generation sequence data from this project. The successful candidate will work independently to discover mutations and aberrant transcripts from tumors. This effort requires both the automation of third-party software, as well as code development to implement statistical tests and visualization tools. The candidate will generate reports to summarize these results and store them in a database. In addition, he or she will regularly communicate research findings to other scientists in the group.

Education Requirements
Applicants must have a Masterís degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, or a related field. A PhD degree is preferred.

Qualifications & Experience
Strong programming skills in C/C++ or Java are required, as well as a solid understanding of statistical methods. The applicant must demonstrate excellent communication skills and resourcefulness in working independently. Previous experience with mySQL, Oracle, R or MATLAB are preferred. The ideal applicant has at least 2 or more years of research experience with sequence analyses, microarray data and genomic databases.

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Please apply online at http://jobs.unc.edu/1002020


To apply for this position, please provide cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of 3 references via jobs.unc.edu/1002020. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Supported by the University Cancer Research Fund.
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