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Old 04-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Purdue University Bioinformatics Scientist/Core Manager

Job Number 1100580

The Bioinformatics Core at Purdue is a new organization designed to support and catalyze significant biological research efforts across the university. The Bioinformatics Scientist/Core Manager is responsible for providing the leadership to establish the core and manage day-to-day operations. The Core Manager will be part of the leadership team that implements the Bioinformatics Core vision and works to achieve its long term success for faculty researchers. Expectations of the Core Manager include: to interface directly with faculty and other personnel to provide timely, accurate, and beneficial bioinformatics services; to deliver the services personally or through the staff and students associated with the Core; to select, integrate, develop, and apply appropriate bioinformatics tools through a close working relationship with the resources of the Purdue Cyber Center; to work closely with other groups, including the Purdue Genomic, Proteomic, and Biostatistics groups to provide additive services for the university; and to stay current with relevant methodologies.

PhD in the biological or computational sciences.
Minimum of five years of biological experience, including expertise in genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, and genetics.
Experience and desire to focus on providing bioinformatics support to a scientific research community.
Substantive experience in the use and application of bioinformatics software and tools to address biological research needs.
Expertise in large, complex, and multidimensional data sets (with particular emphasis on 454, Illumina Solexa, SOLiD, and/or Affymetrix) and associated bioinformatics techniques.
Other relevant skills may include SNP identification and detection, RNAseq, genome and transcriptome assembly, and gene annotation.
Demonstrated leadership qualities through successful project, personnel, and resource management as well as through providing guidance and support to other staff members.
Demonstrated ability to interact with and guide programmers and computer scientists in implementing solutions to biological problems.
Ability to stay current on new biological and bioinformatics methodologies.
Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to work with and effectively communicate with statisticians, biologists, and programmers.
Ability to interface directly with faculty, understand their research, and provide useful and relevant services.
Highly motivated, team oriented, and able to reach across artificial and perceived boundaries.
Able to coordinate the daily activities of the bioinformatics core to provide valuable services to Purdue faculty.
Proficient with scripting languages, statistical analysis software, and relational databases.
Strong communication and excellent time management and organizational skills.
Strong sense of initiative and resourcefulness.
Ability to lift and carry 10 pounds frequently and 20 pounds occasionally.
Experience with non-model organisms.
Experience with developing and participating in collaborative grant proposals.
For consideration submit resume and apply online at: and reference Job Number 1100580.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
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