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Bioinformatics Operations Technician - Req 5063

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The University of New Mexico

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Sr Research Scientist 1Requisition IDreq5063Working TitleBioinformatics Operations TechnicianPosition Grade14Position SummaryBioinformatics Shared Resources of University of New Mexico, Comprehensive Cancer Center is hiring a bioinformatician at intermediate to senior level. The bioinformatician will be focusing on analyzing large volume of genomic data on a daily basis and developing novel bioinformatics methodology. The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 500 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provided cancer care for nearly 60 percent of the adults and children in New Mexico affected by cancer. They treated 11,249 patients in 84,875 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. These patients came from every county in the State. More than 12 percent of these patients participated in cancer clinical trials testing new cancer treatments and 35 percent of patients participated in other clinical research studies, including tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The 130 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded almost $60 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects and published 301 high quality publications. Promoting economic development, they filed more than 30 new patents in FY16, and since 2010, have launched 11 new biotechnology start-up companies. Scientists associated with the UNMCCC Cancer Control & Disparities have conducted more than 60 statewide community-based cancer education, prevention, screening, and behavioral intervention studies involving more than 10,000 New Mexicans. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 230 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at See the Position Description for additional information.Conditions of EmploymentSuccessful candidate may be required to submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check, depending on location and nature of position.Minimum QualificationsMaster's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.Preferred Qualifications· Masters or Ph.D. degree in computer science, bioinformatics or related fields · Minimum 4 years of experience working as full time bioinformatician · Skilled with Linux commands, installation of new tools, shell script, etc · Skilled with programming languages in general, proficiencies in Phython and R are required · Experience with GATK pipeline, somatic mutation (MuTect) calling · Experience with RNA-seq analysis pipeline, Tophat, Cufflinks, Star, DESeq, etc · Experience with R programming and basic statistics: figure generating, statistical tests, regression models, etc · Ability to perform bioinformatics tool development, writing and organizing object oriented code into package, and writing instruction and vignette · Must exhibit excellent communication skills · Ability to explore new bioinformatics tools in Linux or Windows environment · Ability to multi-task · Background in basic human genetics · Experience with website development (MS-SQL with · Experience with epigenetics analysis such as methylation · Experience with Mass-Spectrometry data analysis · Experience with other format of sequencing analysis such as microbiome (16S) sequencing analysis, ChiP-Seq, etc. · Familiar with pathway and enrichment analysesAdditional RequirementsFinalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire. Applicants must provide names of 3 past or present supervisors as references that the hiring official can contact.CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NMDepartmentBioinformatics (099X8)Employment TypeStaffStaff TypeTerm - Full-TimeTerm End Date1 year from date of hireStatusExemptPay$3,956.33 - $5,924.53 monthlyBenefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.Background Check RequiredNoFor Best Consideration Date5/25/2018Application InstructionsAPPLICANT: Please complete the official application; making sure to include all prior work experience and average hours worked per week. Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References. Attach your Cover Letter that details how your experience matches the position as described above; including any Preferred Qualifications. The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 900,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

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