Professional Research Assistant
University of Colorado - Aurora, CO

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A full-time position is available immediately at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, to join a multi-disciplinary research group focused on computational genomics. This position is funded 100% by NIH research funding. The successful applicant will provide bioinformatics programming support for a variety of genomics projects related to human disease and genome evolution.

Specific job duties include:
Perl and R programming related to large genomic datasets. Creating new Perl scripts as well as modifying existing scripts.
Analysis of genomic nexgen sequence (NGS) and array CGH datasets
Development of computational tools to facilitate genome analysis
Help with organization and maintenance of lab genomic databases

Additional Posting Description

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University does check references as part of the employment process, and selection committee members may choose to contact work references during the search process other than those listed in your application.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelors degree in bioinformatics, computer science or related degree.
Expertise in Perl programming such as BioPerl and CGI/DBI/MySQL, UNIX operating system administration (Debian based), Apache configuration and MySQL administration. Experience in NGS data analysis using tools such as BWA, samtools and ANNOVAR. Proficiency in the use of web-based tools such as UCSC Genome Browser. Familiarity with R, molecular biology, genomics, genome annotation and genomic databases.

Desired qualifications

Proficiency in HTML and Adobe Photoshop or Gimp

Special Instructions to Applicants

A review of the application material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must apply online at, job posting number 819667.

The following documents are "required" to submit:
1) A Cover Letter which specifically addresses the job minimum requirements and preferred qualifications of the position.
2) A Resume/CV
3) Three (3) professional references; include addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. If the references are not incorporated in the Resume or Vitae, attach under the optional applicant documents, and as "List of References."

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

These documents are required to be uploaded

Cover Letter

These documents are optional to be uploaded

List of References

Number of recommendation provider email addresses required to be entered in application:

Job Posting Contact

Jennifer Spaulding

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