Bioinformatic Scientist in Pharmacogenomics

University of Chicago
Job Location
900 E. 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637
TBD on experince
Job Description

Position available within a Clinical Pharmacology/ Pharmacogenomics laboratory for a Bioinformatic Scientist. Our laboratory focuses on the pharmacogenomics of drug response in cardiovascular medicine and hepatic drug metabolism in minority populations. The ideal candidate would have a good understanding of RNA-seq analysis, differential gene expression, eQTL analysis, and statistical genetics. This is a highly collaborative clinically focused lab, with opportunities for to interact with statistical genetics, cancer biology, gastroenterology and cardiology. 


Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. and /or Pharm.D or M.D. degree

  • Proficiency in Python and R is required.
  • Skills and experience with a variety of next generation sequencing data types is required including gene expression analysis using RNA-Seq and exome/genome data analyses.
    • Prior experience working with large-scale datasets using high performance computing environments is a desirable.
    • Ability to train others required.
    • Knowledge in bioinformatics or computational biology required.
    • Skills in statistical analysis required.
    • Problem-solving skills required.
    • Attention to detail required.
    • Organizational skills required.
    • Verbal and written communication skills required.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • A strong work ethic and commitment to timely delivery of results is essential.
    • Proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheet, database software, power point, statistics and other software use in scientific research analysis are required.


FInd out more about our lab at:

US citizens or permanent residents preferred, but not required.


How to Apply

Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and 3 signed reference letters, should be emailed to:

Minoli Perera Pharm.D, PhD.
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago
900 E. 57th St
Room 3220B,
Chicago IL, 60637

About Our Organization

University of Chicago is a not-for-profit organization that integrates research with clinical practices and education in multi-campus environment. We offer an attractive benefit package. Salary will be determined by the candidate’s experience.

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