A Bioinformatics Analyst position is available within the Bioinformatics Consulting Center at The Pennsylvania State University.
The position is supported by the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences and will require working with multiple project investigators to design and implement computational pipelines for data produced by high throughput sequencing instruments with particular emphasis on metagenomics and microbiome analyses.
Responsibilities include the following:
- developing and/or maintaining existing software pipelines for analyzing high throughput sequencing data;
- identifying, evaluating and documenting new methodologies to support ongoing research needs;
- writing code and developing solutions to computational biology problems, with particular emphasis on microbiome and related samples.
The Bioinformatics Analyst will become part of an interdisciplinary team composed of other bioinformatics staff, students and researchers and is expected to interact with other life scientists at Penn State and our international partner institutions in Africa and Asia to assist them with identifying research goals, analytical support needs, while carrying out computational data analysis as needed.
It is anticipated that approximately 50% of the effort will initially be dedicated to providing bioinformatics support and microbiome analysis pipeline development for high-profile collaborative infectious disease surveillance research and training projects in Tanzania as well as other countries in East Africa and South Asia and may involve a limited amount of international travel (once per year).
This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, the anticipated salary range to fall between $60,000-$90,000, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience.
We typically require a Master's degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are a strong plus. In-depth understanding of the computational analysis required for processing data from genomic technologies and their applications: microbiome analysis, metagenomics, genome assembly, genomic data visualization, or others.
The job requires expertise in handling and processing data in common bioinformatics formats; knowledge of available bioinformatics tools and genomic data repositories; proven track record of delivering bioinformatics solutions; demonstrated programming skills in one or more programming languages: Python, Perl, Java, C and/or numerical platforms: R, MATLAB etc.
Please send applications and inquiries to Istvan Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the same time candidates should also apply at https://psu.jobs/job/60050
The job as announced has not been qualified for work visa sponsorship conditions and we are unable to offer it to candidates that do not possess US work permits.