Bioinformatics Specialist

University of Kansas
Job Location
University of Kansas
4043 Haworth Hall, 1200 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Full benefits

Job Description

The University of Kansas is recruiting a research scientist with expertise in genomics and bioinformatics. The position is associated with the NIH-funded K-INBRE (Kansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) Bioinformatics Core, directed by Stuart Macdonald.

We are seeking applications from dynamic, motivated individuals interested in providing computational biology and statistical expertise to help KU researchers develop and analyze genomics projects. The Bioinformatics Specialist will work closely with the KU Genome Sequencing Core facility to support investigators as they design genome biology experiments, particularly those that involve Illumina sequencing data. The user base of the K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core is broad, and the successful candidate can expect to work on a diverse array of problems in a range of systems. The Bioinformatics Specialist would also be able to develop their own research program, mentored by, and collaborating with the many KU research faculty with strong interests in genome biology (for example, Justin Blumenstiel, John Kelly, Erik Lundquist, Stuart Macdonald).


Required qualifications: Masters in biology or computer science; Solid understanding of Linux/Unix, and demonstrated programming experience; A record of published, peer-reviewed research. Preferred qualifications include a PhD in biology or computer science, and experience with the analysis of next-generation sequencing data.

How to Apply

Queries about the position can be directed to Stuart Macdonald ([email protected]), director of the facility. Further details, and instructions on how to apply for the position can be found at

The position is open and review of applications will begin on April 3 and continue until the position is filled.

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

About Our Organization

The K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core is closely associated with the Departments of Molecular Biosciences and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and with the NIH COBRE-funded Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways. The University has a strong group of model organism (Drosophila, C. elegans) genetics and genomics researchers, and a number of quantitative and evolutionary genetics labs. The broad range of questions in evolutionary and computational biology addressed by KU labs provides an active, collaborative environment for research.

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