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Computational Biologist II - Bioinformatics

Job Number: 526527
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Bioinformatics
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field of biological science, thesis work in bioinformatics and computational biology.   
Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field of biological science, and two (2) years related research experience in bioinformatics and computational biology.  
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field of biological science, and four (4) years related research experience in bioinformatics and computational biology.  

Job Duties

Perform professional work in support of scientific research using technical knowledge of software, software development, networking, and/or hardware in a complex computing environment. Subject matter expert in multiple areas of computing technology, and specific knowledge of molecular biology and genetics.   
Manage computer hardware and software programming and maintenance for one or more research laboratories.  Ensure existing systems meet the continuing needs of the labs and/or recommend and test new systems as necessary.    
Perform or direct others to perform complex data analysis related to specialized research methodologies and results.  Manage assigned research projects with minimal input from the Principle Investigator.    
Develop and/or modify software to support new and ongoing research projects.      
Resolve hardware, software, and network issues in support of the laboratory.      
Oversee the development and maintenance of complex databases to support new and ongoing research projects.      
Prepare research reports for presentation, and assist with preparation of manuscripts for publication.      
May specialize in bioinformatics, software development, network administration, or hardware/software maintenance.      
Perform other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

- Lead help desk, user support, issue management, and educational efforts within the bicf

- Utilize existing pipelines to process and analyze high-throughput sequencing data, including DNASeq, RNASeq, ChIPSeq, etc

- Manage and organize all bioinformatics sequencing data in the lab including reference data from public databases

- Download large public datasets that might need to be manually or semi-manually curated

- Use existing NGS software tools and modifying R scripts

- Generate figures and statistical analyses

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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