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Postdoctoral Fellowship in BioinformaticsPosted by: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Posted date: Nov-04-2011
Location: Las Vegas, United States
Description: Grasp this position as part of a leadership team in rapidly growing research laboratory with a multi-university team of Bioinformaticians and laboratory scientists. The overriding goal of our laboratory is to model and integrate petabytes of biological information as the basis for development of new software tools to better understand and treat human disease (see Bio-toolkit.com for examples). Meet visiting scientists, co-author scientific publications, and tell your grandchildren that you were part of engineering new medicines. The candidate will leverage their creativity and expertise choosing their own focus from a number of ongoing projects including discovery of new drugs in HIV, the role of minimotifs in human diversity and disease, and a program that uses database mining to create new hypotheses about the cause of any human disease. See screencast videos about our research and tools we have built at bio-toolkit.com
Job duties: Training and oversight of student programmers, assist with preparation of manuscripts and grant applications, and creation of software tools using Perl, JAVA and SQL relational databases.
Requirements: B.S. and Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, computer science or related field, and at least one year of experience with MySQL. Programming in JAVA is desirable. Applicants must have at least one publication where they are first or last author. Familiarity with basic Molecular and Cellular Biology is required. Experience with Structural Biology and Biophysics is a plus.
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Minimum starting salary of $37,000 / year. Nevada also has no state income tax and individuals working for UNLV are not required to pay social security tax. This is a ~15% cost of living boost over jobs in other states that have these taxes. The Fellowship comes with other benefits such as retirement and medical.
To apply: Email cover letter, CV, 1 representative paper, and arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to lab administrator, Nicolette Cohen at cohenn3(at)unlv.nevada.edu and cc: to martin.schiller(at)unlv.edu. The letters of reference should address, the training of the student/fellow, the ability to work independently, the writing capabilities (Can they prepare a high quality draft of a paper on their work?), and their work ethic (please speak to the average hours/week productivity/time spent). Incomplete applications that do not follow these directions will not receive full consideration.
Employer: Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is rapidly growing and the university if aggressively investing resources to develop a nationally recognized research program. UNLV has 29,000 students.