Job:Computational Biologist position at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Mission, Vision & Values

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) serves students, patients, the community and the global need for discovery, knowledge dissemination, education, creativity and the application of groundbreaking solutions. We are a leader among comprehensive public urban research universities with academic medical centers. We expect all employees to adhere to our shared values of Integrity, Respect, Diversity and inclusiveness, Collaboration, Excellence and achievement, Stewardship, and Accountability. UAB’s Vision, Mission & Shared Values can be found here:

General Responsibilities

To participate in research activities involved in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing such as data derived from genomics and transcriptomics (bulk and single-cell sequencing) to the UAB Biological Data Science institutional core. To support research services such as study design, data management, data analysis, pipeline development and to aid in the generation of training guides and documentation. To stay abreast of recent literature and other new developments, incorporating new techniques into existing data analysis protocols and pipelines in support of the institutional core’s mission of high quality, reproducible computational biology research.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Performs computational data analysis of transcriptomics and genomics studies.
  2. Designs, develops and implements software tools and analytical procedures supporting bioinformatics analysis.
  3. Participates in projects related to the core sustainability including but not limited to pipeline development, web application development, maintenance of documentation and training guides and other services to support the needs of UAB investigators.
  4. Provides computational support services such as study design, data management and data migration.
  5. Offers bioinformatics consultation services to UAB investigators.
  6. Evaluates and identifies new technologies for implementation.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Knowledge of the biological sciences
  • Experience in computational biology analysis
  • Experience in Linux and using a command-line environment
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as, Python, shell scripts, and R
  • Knowledge of best practices of reproducible and scalable research such as version control (git) and environment managing systems (e.g.: conda, Docker, Singularity)
  • Proficiency in the visualization of omics data
  • Experience in High Performance Computing environment is preferable
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics, and molecular biology, as demonstrated through previous work or academic experience
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

An ideal candidate will follow best practices described to ensure reproducible and scalable research and be proficient in the analysis of transcriptomics data (e.g.: differential expression analysis, enrichment analysis, single-cell or nuclei data visualization and analysis, gene set annotation and contribute to upstream data analysis through the development of pipelines). An ideal candidate should also be familiar with managing virtual computational environments and be familiar with high performance computing clusters.


Please Note: The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee as necessitated by business demands. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment or otherwise limit UAB’s employment-at-will rights at any time. Employees are expected to comply with all UAB policies and procedures during their employment.

Location Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Note that the link has been updated to a second position working under the same group. This position is currently open/looking for applicants. Again, current link is:

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For prospective applicants, application for this position needs registration and one needs to fill up 11 pages of information. So be patient while applying for this position.


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Thank you @cpad0112 for your comment. Indeed UAB requests all the information from the screenshot which you have attached. However, most of this as shown is basic background information which shouldn't take too long to fill-out, but of course a little patience is required :) . In the long run it helps us screen the candidates and in the end it benefits the applicants and us.

That being said, I also welcome more direct discussions about this position as we are in the recruitment phases (and more positions will open in the near future). Thus, if anyone would like to directly send me their CV/resume and a DM please feel free to do so through my LinkedIN: (but to be fully considered as a candidate for the position or future positions, filling out the application through the proper channels/link is a requirement).

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Thank you for detailed reply. Appreciate it.

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2.9 years ago
lianov ▴ 20

Although linked in comment, adding this as new reply as it refers to a new position under a different link, but same job description:

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Note that the link has been updated to a second position working under the same group. This position is currently open/looking for applicants.


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