The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a BIoinformatics Research Specialist in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics to conduct bioinformatics research under Dr. Vaughn Cooper.
The Cooper Laboratory generates and analyzes a wide range of genomic and transcriptomic data related to bacterial evolution during infections and in experimental laboratory and animal systems. The Bioinformatics Research Specialist would be supporting Dr. Cooper in data management, analysis and reporting as well as assistance in grant proposals. This position provides an outstanding opportunity to gain expertise in high-throughput genomics and make intellectual contributions to projects supported by NIH, NSF, and NASA.
Department: 35233-Med-Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Education Required: Baccalaureate
Overall Related Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Additional Education And/or Experience Essential To the Position: B.S. in computational biology, bioinformatics, biological science, or equivalent work experience Applicants must be proficient in one or more scripting languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl) and familiar with Unix environments.
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