The Center for Computational Research (CCR) at the University at Buffalo (UB) invites applications for a computational scientist. CCR (www.ccr.buffalo.edu) is a leading academic supercomputing center that maintains high-end state-of-the-art computing and visualization resources. The Center is seeking to hire highly motivated individuals who wish to work in a dynamic research environment.
The position will involve a major role in life sciences based research. Projects will involve solving challenging big data problems in genomics, combining both engineering and natural science questions in human evolution, neurodevelopment, cancer, immunology, and rare genetic diseases. We are looking for candidates with the ability to lead a research project from inception to publication, ability to collaborate with software developers, and potential to contribute to the broader team direction.
Minimum requirements: Candidates should have a Master’s, however a Ph.D. is highly preferred, in genomics, biology, biochemistry, computer science, computational biology, mathematics, physics, or related discipline. We encourage broad application, however the ideal candidate should have strong experience in biology including genomics, population genetics and programming and software development experience; a solid track record in relevant research with publications in the field; and excellent organizational and verbal communication skills.
Required Technical Skills: Fundamental knowledge of genomics, genetic sequencing, and the development of computer workflows associated with the analysis of genome sequences. Programming skills using high-level programming languages such as FORTRAN, C, and C++ in a Unix/Linux computing environment are required, as is expertise with scripting languages such as Perl and Python. Experience with batch queuing systems and data-intensive workflows are highly desirable.
Interested persons should apply on-line for posting number 1400575 at www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu