As part of the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI), the Research Informatics Support Systems (RISS) program is hiring a junior informatics analyst to support life sciences research at the University of Minnesota. The newly created RISS program is designed specifically to foster cutting edge collaboration between informatics research and other disciplines, especially those of interdisciplinary nature and/or not traditionally associated with information or computation.
This is an entry position with the primary responsibility to assist investigators with the use of informatics tools and analytical methods. This support position requires excellent communication skills, a scientific background in data analysis and computation as well as familiarity with genome and molecular biology fundamentals. The successful applicant will be highly organized, and comfortable working as part of an interdisciplinary research team on multiple projects. This entry position offers growth opportunity to become RISS Informatics Analysts and be assigned to specific longer-term projects. The latter will be based on level of analytical skills, demonstrated self-initiative and ability to work independently.
A Master’s or Ph.D. degree is required. The preferred candidates will have at minimum a Master’s
degree in computer science or equivalent. Experience with Next-Gen Sequencing applications and data analysis is highly desirable. Candidates from non-computational biology backgrounds will need to demonstrate practical experience in bioinformatics projects.
For additional details and to apply, visit job #182903 at the U of M employment site at: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=109244
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