Bioinformatics Support Specialist

University at Albany, State University of New York
Job Location
Albany, NY 12222
Job Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing bioinformatics solutions to data analysis problems in genomics. Most work will involve analysis of next-generation sequencing data. The selected candidate will collaborate with research scientists to develop and implement cutting-edge data analysis pipelines for sequencing applications, such as: RNA-seq, methyl-seq, SHAPE-seq and DNA-seq. The selected candidate will also create and maintain necessary data analysis-related documentation. The incumbent may also plan, coordinate, and carry out activities with research projects. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in the various educational activities offered by the University at Albany.


Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Biology, Computational/Systems Biology, Computer Science, or a related field and two or more years of professional experience in Bioinformatics OR Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Biology, Computational/Systems Biology, Computer Science, or a related field and one or more years of professional experience in Bioinformatics

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master's degree in Bioinformatics or Computational/Systems Biology
- Two or more years of relevant experience in applications of next-generation sequencing, genome assembly, genome annotation, variant analysis, and phylogenetics
- Proficiency in scripting languages (such as Python, Perl, etc) and R. Knowledge of command line Linux
- Knowledge of general approaches to sample preparation for sequencing and applications of different sequencing strategies

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About Our Organization

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.


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