Bioinformatics Scientist

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV

Job posting number: #7112304

Posted: September 30, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or [email protected] For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Bioinformatics Scientist to support researchers at the University of Nevada and in the Western IDeA states, by providing biostatistics and bioinformatics services for individual research projects.

Tasks of the Scientist include, establish proper survey methods and experimental designs for specific projects; apply standard biostatistical methods to large experimental data sets; utilize standard bioinformatics databases and tools to identify and classify components of a biological system; create mathematical/statistical models to examine whole-omics data; use and develop statistical and computational pipelines to analyze omics data such as RNA-seq, 16s rRNA, ChIP-seq, scRNA-seq, bisulfite sequencing, and high-throughput proteomics (DIA and TMT). Successful applicants are not expected to be proficient in all of these areas.

Successful candidates will have proficiency in Linux environments and experience in R and/or Python, a thorough understanding of and interest in biology, the ability to rapidly learn new concepts, attention to detail, strong organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, ability to work in an environment that is collaborative, innovative, data-driven, and goal-oriented

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of biological and/or computational sciences and two (2) years of related work experience; OR a Master’s Degree in the fields of biological and/or computational sciences and one (1) year of related relevant work experience; OR a Doctorate Degree in the fields of biological and/or computational sciences with no post-graduate work experience required.

Related Experience: bioinformatics and/or biostatistics or related

Preferred Qualifications

Bioinformatics is often associated to genomics and transcriptomics, as Core Labs support all omics data. Scientists with a proteomics background are encouraged to apply.

Compensation Grade

This is a full-time Administrative Faculty position - Compensation Grade B

The typical salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000.

Salary is based on related education and experience, internal equity and budgets.

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade.

Remarkable Retirement!

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.

“I had no idea the values of the faculty retirement plan when I joined UNR. On my first day, I found out I was fully vested in my contributions and the companies 15.5% matching. I have watched my retirement grow over the years, not only in contributions, but with investments. It is hard to put into words how appreciative I am to feel so secure in my future” – Michelle B.

Perks of Working at UNR!

Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance

Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability – Faculty Benefits

E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders

Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups

Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate

No state income tax!

Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-Aid

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

Research & Innovation is a service organization providing high-quality service and competitive infrastructure to enable faculty and students to excel in their research, scholarly and creative endeavors, and entrepreneurial activities. The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading research university committed to the pursuit of knowledge that addresses the important issues of our time, promotes innovation, and drives economic development in Nevada. Please visit www.unr.edu/research-innovation for more information.



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