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Bioinformatics Scientist

R0135789

University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

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 nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjobs%40unr.edu%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cmichellebriggs%40unr.edu%7C3fc56ddb0d3143705f1c08d9932205df%7C523b4bfc0ebd4c03b2b96f6a17fd31d8%7C1%7C0%7C637702596595879550%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=f3IzAEa5H3%2FeLS%2BymU9ZqLPkGDVrZukYCBVy8XHJYe0%3D&reserved=0. 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 seeking a Bioinformatics/ Biostatistics/ Data Scientist to support research projects and faculty, staff, and student researchers on campus and in the Western IDeA states, by providing biostatistics, bioinformatics, and data analytical services for applied research projects.

The Scientists in collaboration with Nevada Bioinformatics Center colleagues will support researchers at all proficiency levels and provide expert research data support through multiple areas of the research lifecycle. This position must stay up to date on emerging data science approaches, be collaborative to review and develop services, and will be part of university-wide data-related initiatives.

Job responsibilities include

• Consults on research data questions and develop customized or apply standard technical and/or programming solutions for data collection, manipulation, analysis, and visualization.

• Supports research project development including grant proposal support.

• Engages with the research community to foster research collaborations.

• Develops and delivers educational content, including live workshops and asynchronous training materials such as guides and tutorials.

• Conducts independent exploration and testing of new programming and bioinformatics tools for omics technologies.

• Participates in educational opportunities and professional development activities to further support UNR’s research infrastructure.

• Works with other members of the Nevada Bioinformatics Center to build and support research data management services around open science and research workflow topics such as rigor and reproducibility and data sharing.

• Uses and develops 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 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, biostatistics or related

Preferred Qualifications

Bioinformatics is often associated to genomics and transcriptomics, as Core Labs support all omics data. Scientists with a proteomics or (community) health science 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 $65,000-$75,000.

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

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: www.unr.edu/hr/compensation-evaluation/compensation/salary-schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

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 – www.unr.edu/bcn-nshe/benefits/insurance

• Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance – www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/leave-and-time-off/faculty

• E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. www.unr.edu/fitness/memberships

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

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• 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. www.unr.edu/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. www.unr.edu/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. www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/educational-benefits/faculty

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. www.unr.edu/hr/jobs/dual-career-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.www.unr.edu/research-innovation for more information.

Department Contact

Adelina Coomler – mailto:[email protected]

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at mailto:[email protected]

Please attach the following documents to your application:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

About Us

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries.

The University is classified by the Carnegie® Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 university: A doctoral university with very high research activity. In 2020, the University was also recognized in the Carnegie® Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best Global Universities”, and it ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Since 2009, the University has invested more than $850 million in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls. It is home to Nevada’s first medical school — the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine — and delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.

The University’s main campus is in Reno, Nevada — a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant Midtown and downtown. Located where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra, the University’s beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has added two additional locations: the Redfield campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.

The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, which is comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute, and is committed to developing strong partnerships with each institution for the benefit of all Nevadans.

Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that’s transforming Nevada’s communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.

The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.

For more information, please visit www.unr.edu/

University of Nevada, Reno

To apply, visit apptrkr.com/4031350

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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