Bioinformatics Specialist at University of Kansas

University of Kansas
Job Location
Lawrence, KS
Minimum salary $50,000. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

An excellent benefits package is available to KU employees. See

Job Description

The K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core at the University of Kansas is hiring a Bioinformatics Specialist to support genome biology research on campus. We are seeking applications from dynamic, motivated individuals interested in helping KU researchers develop and analyze genomics projects, providing computational biology and statistical expertise. Previous work in the Core has analyzed RNAseq data from a range of species, developed pipelines for genotyping-by-sequencing analysis, and assembled and annotated draft genomes for both prokaryotic and eukaryotic species. While this is largely a service-oriented position, the KU Bioinformatics Specialist would also have time to develop their own research projects, supported by, and collaborating with KU research faculty.

The KINBRE Bioinformatics Core at KU ( provides computational support to researchers throughout the State of Kansas interested in incorporating next-generation sequencing and other genomics technologies into their research. The Core has a strong, collaborative relationship with the KU Genome Sequencing Core (, and is integrated with the Macdonald lab in the Department of Molecular Biosciences (

Please direct any questions about the position to Stuart Macdonald ([email protected]).


Required Qualifications:

1) Masters in biology (broadly defined) or computer science (broadly defined).
2) Solid understanding of Linux or Unix, and demonstrated experience programming in languages such as R, Perl, Python, C, C++, Java, and so on.
3) A record of published, peer-reviewed research in areas related to the analysis of biological data.
4) Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment.

How to Apply

The position is open and available immediately. For a complete position announcement and to apply online, go to

A complete online application includes the following materials: CV/resume, cover letter outlining relevant expertise and experience, and contact information (phone/email/address) for three referees. Initial review of applications begins 7 November 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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About Our Organization

The Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (KINBRE) is a 10-campus, NIH-funded collaborative network fostering a community of research and training in the state of Kansas ( Key to the success of the KINBRE program is the genome analysis and bioinformatics support provided by service-oriented core facilities at the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and the KU Medical Center.

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