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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

Purpose:

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

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

Website: https://www.bigelow.org/about-bigelow-laboratory/position_openings/bi-2015-1/

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

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