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Research Technician – Computational Biology Core

Research Technician Computational Biology Core, Institute for Systems Genomics

The UConn Institute for Systems Genomics is seeking a research assistant to support the work of its Computational Biology Core. The Core supports the research mission of the University of Connecticut through a mix of paid research projects, project support and consultation, training workshops and the management of a high performance computing (HPC) facility along with providing support for the HPC user base.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support of the HPC facility
  • Support users through installing open-source scientific software and trouble-shooting user code
  • Manage and update shared databases
  • Support online workshops
  • Triage requests received via e-mail, slack, and our help desk

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A./B.S. or higher in computational or biological sciences
  • Experience with analyzing high-throughput sequence data
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Comfort interacting with an HPC system
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team (multi-tasking extraordinaire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comfort with R and/or Python programming
  • Proficiency with open-source software installation

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This temporary special payroll position requires 40 hours per week, with an hourly rate of $28.00. This short-term role (6 months – 1 year) may transition to a permanent role for the right candidate (staff scientist).

The position can be on-site, remote or hybrid (must be able to attend meetings and support all users during Eastern Standard Time working hours). This position does not offer sponsorship benefits.

TO APPLY

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications to jill.wegrzyn@uconn.edu, with the subject line “Research Technician Application.” Screening will begin immediately.

Link to posting: https://bioinformatics.uconn.edu/2022/09/20/research-assistant-position/

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