Job:Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics, Las Vegas Nevada
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Institution/Company: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Job Description

Description: Grasp this position as part of a leadership team in rapidly growing research laboratory with a multi-university team of Bioinformaticists and laboratory scientists. The overriding goal of our laboratory is to model and integrate petabytes of biological information as the basis for development of new software tools to better understand and treat human disease (see for examples). Meet visiting scientists, co-author scientific publications, and tell your grandchildren that you were part of engineering new medicines. The candidate will leverage their creativity and expertise choosing their own focus from a number of ongoing projects including discovery of new drugs in HIV, the role of minimotifs in human diversity and disease, and a program that uses database mining to create new hypotheses about the cause of any human disease. See videos about our research and tools we have built at

Job duties: Training and oversight of student programmers, assist with preparation of manuscripts and grant applications, and creation of software tools using Perl, Java JavaScript, PHP, and SQL relational databases.

Requirements: This job is for either a Postdoctoral Fellow (B.S. and Ph.D.) degree in bioinformatics, computer science or related field), or a Software Engineer with equivalent experience. Programming in Java is desirable. Postdoctoral Fellow applicants must have at least one publication where they are first or last author. Familiarity with basic Molecular and Cellular Biology, genomics, Structural Biology, or Biophysics is desirable.

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Salary range of $45,000 - $90,000 / year based on experience. Nevada also has no state income tax and individuals working for UNLV are not required to pay social security tax. This is a ~15% cost of living boost over jobs in other states that have these taxes. The Fellowship comes with other benefits such as retirement and medical.

To apply: Complete electronic application at Also arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to the SchillerLAB administrator Michael Girmai [girmaim(at)unlv(dot)nevada(dot)edu]. The letters of reference should address, the training of the student/fellow, the ability to work independently, the writing capabilities (Can they prepare a high quality draft of a paper on their work?), and their work ethic (please speak to the average hours/week productivity/time spent). Incomplete applications that do not follow these directions will not receive full consideration.

Employer: Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is rapidly growing and the university if aggressively investing resources to develop a nationally recognized research program. UNLV has ~29,000 students.

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