Job:Bioinformatics Research Scientist at CSU
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The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Research Scientist with significant experience in bioinformatics involving mammalian systems. Experience with one or more of the following is desired: whole genome/exome sequencing, gene expression profiling, epigenetics, single cell sequencing analysis, cancer genomes and genome-wide association studies. The position posting can be found here:

The position will primarily focus on assessing cancer genomics and immunological in dog and cat lymphoma/leukemia samples seen by the Clinical Hematopathology Laboratory ( The individual in this position will also offer support to other investigators in the college working on mammalian systems as time permits.

Responsibilities: The scientist hired into this position would support existing research conducted by the current PhD students and research scientists in the Clinical Hematopathology Laboratory and in other laboratories within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The Clinical Hematopathology Laboratory studies dog and cat hematopoietic cancers using gene expression profiling (RNA sequencing), whole genome and whole exome sequencing, targeted mutational analysis and target enrichment sequencing, and dissection of complex entities using single cell RNA and DNA sequencing. The person in this position will be expected to provide individual and small group training to PhD students, and perform data analysis, input into experimental design, and assist in preparing material for publications, grants and presentations.


1) Experience, demonstrated by a publication record, with bioinformatics in mammalian systems, with a focus on cancer and/or immunology. The candidate must be well-versed in the tools for such analysis and databases available and have strong experience in programming and scripting languages such as bash, R or Python.

2) Experience working on a high-performance computing cluster is required

3) The candidate should include the URL to their Github account on their resume/CV.

4) The candidate should be able to develop and apply bioinformatic pipelines for processing large mammalian genomics data sets and collaborate with other laboratory scientists on their projects. The candidate must be able to communicate research results and assist with data preparation for scientific endeavors such as conference presentations or scientific publications.

Position title and salary range: Research Scientist I or II, $65,000 to $100,000 depending on experience. This is an in-person position and requires a face-to-face interview. References will be contacted as part of the initial screen of the application.

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