Job:Bigelow Laboratory seeking Bioinformatician
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We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatician who will develop computing solutions in support of microbial ecology and evolution research programs and the operation of Bigelow Laboratory’s Single Cell Genomics Center (SCGC). The SCGC is a global leader in microbial single cell genomics technology development and has been serving as an engine for discoveries in microbial ecology, evolution, bioprospecting, and human health since 2009. Bigelow Laboratory is located in scenic, coastal Maine with abundant opportunities for outdoor and cultural activities.


Qualified candidates will have a BS degree or higher in computer science or life sciences with a computational focus, plus two years of relevant, post-degree experience. Candidates must be proficient in Python and R and have experience with Linux and shell scripting. Candidates must have experience working with next generation sequencing data and applicable bioinformatics algorithms and tools. Qualified individuals must be able to work both independently and harmoniously in a team of researchers with diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have strong communication skills and follow best practices in code documentation and general record keeping. Experience building bioinformatics workflows using tools such as nextflow or snakemake and/or experience with database management and/or Laboratory Information Management Systems is a plus.


Applicants should submit the following as one assembled PDF to our online application portal:

  • A one-page statement describing interest in the position and relevant experience
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references

For full consideration, the application should be received by February 15, 2021. Review of applicants will begin immediately thereafter. The search will continue until the position is filled. Individuals seeking more information about this position or needing to request an accommodation, please contact or (207) 315-2567, ext. 107.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences strives to maintain an environment that allows our employees to flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others. We believe there is power in embracing the full diversity of humanity to advance science and are committed to supporting each other as individuals worthy of respect. Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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