Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer

University of Iowa Health Care
Job Location
200 Hawkins Drive
Department of Pathology, C660 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Beginning salary $47,121, however salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Job Description

University of Iowa Department of Pathology is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer in the Molecular Pathology Bioinformatics area.  Responsibilities include: develop, provide informatics support, and take a lead role in data analysis, method development, software evaluation, and training in order to advance the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) biomedical program in the Department of Pathology at The University of Iowa.

Applicable background and credential checks will be conducted. For a complete listing of job qualifications and to apply for this position, please visit our website at, reference requisition #67772.  

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.



A Ph.D. degree in a Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or Biostatistics discipline is required.

1-3 years of experience with programming languages such as Perl, Python or Java is required.

Working knowledge in performing statistical analyses is required as is experience in the R statistical language

Prior experience in the analysis of next generation DNA sequencing, microarray, comparative genomics, SNP and data analyses is required.

Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment is required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.



3-5 years of experience with computing clusters and Linux operating systems is highly desired.

3-5 years of experience with programming languages such as Perl, Python or Java is highly desired.

3-5 years of performing analysis in R statistical programming is highly desired.

Prior experience successfully securing external grant funding is highly desirable.

How to Apply

For a complete listing of job qualifications and to apply for this position, please visit our website at, reference requisition #67772.

About Our Organization
America’s #1 Health Care Employer 2015
Forbes Magazine named University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as the Number 1 employer in the Health Care industry category and Number 12 employer overall (2015)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center.

We are committed to providing patient-focused care—available to every person, around the clock—in an environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.

In our 2014 fiscal year, we employed 1,617 physicians, residents, and fellows, and 6,730 non-physician employees, including 1,904 professional nurses. We're assisted each year by a dedicated corps of more than 1,500 volunteers.

UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital together deliver quality care in collaboration with University of Iowa Physicians, the state's largest multi-specialty medical and surgical group practice composed of faculty physicians of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. These partners work together as University of Iowa Health Care, to provide patient care, conduct biomedical research, and train the next generation of health professionals.

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