The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University invites applications for a position to lead a group of research scientists in Computational Bioinformatics, broadly defined. The successful candidate will build and lead a Bioinformatics Support Group (BSG) to support data-intensive and computationally demanding research activities across various academic units on LSU's main campus, at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and LSU's Health Sciences Centers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take advantage of resources at all of these sites and will be encouraged to interface as well with industry scientists across Louisiana. Research areas that would be supported by the recruited team of scientists include but are not limited to genomics, bioinformatics data analysis, biostatistics, biomolecular structure/function, systems biology modeling, and computational neuroscience.
The CCT is an innovative research environment, advancing computational sciences, technologies and the disciplines they touch. Researchers at CCT use the advanced cyberinfrastructure high-bandwidth networks, high-performance computing, advanced data storage and analysis, and hardware and software development available on campus and across the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) to enable research in many different fields. By uniting researchers from diverse disciplines, ideas and expertise are disseminated across LSU departments to foster knowledge and invention.
The new lead of the BSG will be charged with mobilizing this infrastructure to support the interdisciplinary research activities enumerated above. S/he will participate in and lead the development of extramural grant proposals, and provide expertise and mentoring to additional BSG research scientists who are tasked with developing tools and techniques to support LSU's wide range of bioinformatics research activities. This position will also participate in and oversee the development and presentation of tutorials and workshops as needed to strengthen the community's research activities.
For more information and to apply, visit https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55691