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25 Aug 2015

Full-Time Bioinformatician for Bigelow Laboratory Single Cell Genomics Center (SCGC) (@ Maine )

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences – Posted by rstepanauskas Boothbay, Maine, United States

Job Description


Provide bioinformatics support to the Bigelow Laboratory Single Cell Genomics Center (SCGC) and research projects conducted by Stepanauskas’ group and collaborating scientists.



  • Development, automation and application of diverse data analysis and visualization tools for microbial comparative genomics, metagenomics and population genomics
  • Development, maintenance and use of the SCGC de novo genome assembly and quality control pipeline
  • Development and maintenance of the SCGC Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Development of the SCGC website functionality and its interaction with LIMS and financial software

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or higher in bioinformatics or life sciences with strong bioinformatics component and 2 years of relevant, post-degree experience
  • Willingness to work in a team composed of field, laboratory, and computational biologists


  • Solid knowledge of next-generation sequencing and experience with applicable bioinformatics theories, principles, methods, tools, and technologies
  • Experience in Unix/Linux environment and shell scripting
  • Experience in Python and R in bioinformatics contexts like SciPy Stack and Bioconductor

Salary is commensurate with experience. The Laboratory provides generous medical/retirement benefits. The Laboratory boasts a new campus, which is located in scenic, coastal Maine with abundant opportunities for outdoor and cultural activities. It is about an hour drive from Portland and a 3-hour drive from Boston.

How to Apply


Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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