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 requires the candidate to work with multiple project investigators to design and implement computational pipelines operating on data produced by high throughput sequencing instruments.
- 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.
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 to assist them with identifying analytical support needs and subsequently carrying out computational data analyses as needed.
The position requires an advanced degree and two-three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Successful candidates are expected to:
- show an in-depth understanding of the computational analysis methodologies required for processing data from genomic technologies: ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, metagenomics, genome assembly or others.
- be able to handle and process data in common bioinformatics formats.
- possess a knowledge of available bioinformatics tools and genomic data repositories.
- demonstrate a track record for delivering bioinformatics solutions.
- exhibit programming skills in one or more programming languages: Python, Perl, Java, C and/or numerical platforms: R, Matlab, Mathematica.
- handle large data sets generated from sequencing instruments.
- demonstrate excellent communication skills.
This is a fixed-term appointment funded by the Huck Institute for the Life Sciences for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of ongoing re-funding.
Level/Salary Band/Classification: 04 - L: $54,900 to $115,272 depending on qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and a CV to Dr. Istvan Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further questions and clarifications may be requested in a private email or publicly via the Biostar job post Experienced Bioinformatics Analyst, Bioinformatics Consulting Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
The position will be open until filled.
As someone who was in charge of hiring in a previous career, I absolutely agree with all of this.
I have one question: I recently spoke with a friend who is a hiring executive in business and she stressed to me that what they like to see is an aesthetic in the applicant's presentation, which she stressed was a website and resume (CV in our discussion here), but she stated that should include numerous pictures of you on your website and/or CV. There is a movement for the web presence to be the new CV, so where do photos stand in all of that: Should I put a photo on my CV as well as my website or take all the photos down everywhere? Just wondering what the new etiquete on this kind of personal information is?
In my opinion photos in a CV are a big no - it just gives a sense that the candidate believes that looks will influence the decision. On the other hand photos on a personal website perfectly appropriate. After all that is a personal space that the recruiter may choose to visit but does not have to.
That being said it in some lines of work say actor, or sales, etc. a certain type of look and ability to self advertise are part of the job description so in that case a photo in a CV may help to speed up the selection process.
Thanks for your input -- just trying to figure out if I was old fashioned by leaving photos off the CV.
Nice thread, but photo on cv is also country specific, they really like it here in Germany :)
Needless to say this job has been filled. I forgot to close it and I have received an application for it three years later.