Job:Research Scientist in Biostatistics/Bioinformatics at UNC Charlotte, NC, USA (updated)
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UNC Charlotte Dept. of Bioinformatics is seeking a full time research scientist in Biostatistics/Bioinformatics. The incumbent will develop statistical and computational methods for big data analysis, integration and visualization. S/he will work on a range of high throughput omics (genome, transcriptome, metabolome etc) data, and cutting edge projects on complex diseases and biomedical problems.

We integrate and analyze a variety of big data sets from biomedical research & applications. And we develop statistical/analytical methods, and implement them into software packages or web servers. Some of them are widely used by tens of thousands of scientists over the world:

We apply big data and advanced analytics to solve important and complex problems in biomedicine. For example, we recently were working on autism, a complex brain disorder, using big data + novel analytics approach

Technical skills:

  • Solid statistics training
  • Genetics/genomics data analysis (esp. GWAS, Whole Genome/Exome Studies), NGS data analysis, sequence analysis
  • R/Bioconductor
  • Unix/Linux shell
  • Python or Perl
  • Version control: svn or git
  • R package (or software) development is a plus
  • Machine learning expertise is a plus

Other qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Self-motivated and disciplined, time and project management skills
  • Enjoy computational/statistical method development, data analysis
  • Proven research/development experience, publication records


PhD (or Master + 3 years working experience) in statistics/biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational genetics, computer science, or related fields.

Salary and benefits:

Salary $60,000-90,000 depending on experience, full benefit package, may sponsor H1B visa

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Other openings:

In addition, we also have postdoc positions and PhD student assistantships for those with less experience.


Please send a resume, a short cover letter (optional) and the names of 2-3 references to: weijun.luo[AT]

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