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Bioinformatics Engineer II

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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Microbiology and Immunology

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

This position is to provide applications support, analyze user application needs, and determine and evaluate alternative solutions and approaches to meeting the needs of the bioinformatics research at Department of Microbiology. Evaluate the procurement of third party software and troubleshoot new software installations. Develop specifications and requirements for the optimal integration of systems and equipment and evaluate requirements against available systems. Design fully integrated systems which may include applications, databases, networks, and related systems. Develop program specifications and review them with the user to ensure that requirements are met. Recommend modifications to third party software to meet user needs. Act as a liaison to faculty, students, staff, and vendors for the department of Microbiology.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Demonstrated technical knowledge in several computer languages such as


, C,C ,


, etc..Knowledge of personal computer software..Experience with



, Windows..Experience with bioinformatics software, including


, Phred Phrap,


and other standard packages, etc..Experience with next-generation sequencing technologies ? 454/Roche, Illumina etc. .Competence in the use of parallel super computers/clusters.. Ability to work in a diverse environment is required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Familiarity with relevant bioinformatics software, including searching, sequence analysis, data, etc.

Required Licenses/ Certifications

MS degree or higher in information systems, computer science, or bioinformatics is preferred or equivalent applicable experience and/or training.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$45,000 - $65,000

Application Process/Additional Information

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is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for employees, students, visitors, and patients. As a part of this effort, a criminal records check is a condition of employment at


for all new employees. Criminal records checks also are conducted on current employees hired into a “sensitive” or “resource critical” positions. Note: only job-related convictions may impact your progress through the employment process. It is important for you to know also that falsification of any information is grounds for termination of employment.


MCV Campus



Normal Work Days/Hours

Monday - Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Job Open Date


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Open Until Filled


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Is this a restricted position?


Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements?


Sensitive Position

Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required.

Resource Critical


Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Are you a current VCU employee? Yes


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Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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Reference Letter - 1

Reference Letter - 2

Reference Letter - 3

Human Resources

600 W. Franklin Street

Richmond, VA 23284-2511

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Virginia Commonwealth University
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VCU has a tradition of being first — a necessary practice when one is trying to provide the very best education in rapidly evolving times. We put one foot in front of the other, just like everybody else.We just happen to be one step ahead.

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