Computational Biologist

Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, Department of Neuroscience, University of Virginia
Job Location
Charlottesville, VA 22908
$54,576 - $109,100 Dependent on Qualifications
Job Description

The Center for Brain Immunology and Glia in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking a Computational Biologist/Bioinformatics Analyst with a background in biology/immunology/neuroscience to collaborate with investigators within the center and to work closely with the bioinformatics core within the School of Medicine. The incumbent will manage and analyze large-scale datasets produced by next-generation sequencing. The analyst will identify opportunities and implement solutions for managing, visualizing, analyzing, and interpreting genomic data, including studies of gene expression (RNA-seq and microarrays), pathway analysis, protein-DNA binding (e.g. ChIP-seq), DNA methylation, and DNA variation. The analyst will work closely with the center director to assist in experimental design and provide expert consultation, technical, and scientific support for investigators, and assist in outreach and training activities. The analyst will organize large-scale gene expression and sequencing data sets, manipulate and format data with perl, python, or other scripting languages, use established software to assess quality and analyzes data, schedule and run jobs on a high-performance computing cluster, use Unix and/or a scripting language to extract meaningful results from output, use software or genome browsers for visualization, and implement custom data management and analysis solutions as necessary. The candidate will assume lead roles in research projects by supervising students and post-doctoral fellows and developing innovative approaches for data analysis. The candidate is also encouraged to develop an independent research program and seek external funding.  

This position is restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding.  

This position is restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding.  


Qualified candidates must have a PhD with five or more years of experience in Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Neuroscience, Immunology, or a related field. Candidates with a Masters degree and eight years of experience will be considered in lieu of a PhD. 

Proficiency in MATLAB or related software and a background in computer programming are required. A background in "omics" is desired, including transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics.  Successful candidates must have a demonstrated ability to translate biological questions into technical designs.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit the UVA Jobs page and search for posting # 0617244. Complete an application with your CV, cover letter and contact information for 3 references. 

About Our Organization

The University of Virginia is located in picturesque and historical Charlottesville, with outstanding schools, affordable housing, and is less than two hours from Washington, DC and only an hour away from Richmond, VA. Salaries and benefits are highly competitive.

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