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Postdoc in Bioinformatics

Posted by: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Posted date: Nov-21-2011

Location: Las Vegas, United States

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics
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, or equivalent commercial experience, 1 year 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. Job comes with other benefits a well

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. In your cover letter, please be sure to address your career goals, how you see yourself fitting in our lab, and why you have decided to apply to our lab. 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 typical work ethic (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. The university has ~29,000 students.

Job Title Postdoc in Bioinformatics
Post Details
Email martin.schiller(at)unlv.edu
Employer's Website schillerlab.bio-toolkit.com
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Bioinformatics
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Las Vegas, United States
Key Words structure, hiv, minimotifs
Start Date flexible
Salary >37,000
Deadline Jan-01-2012