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Bioinformatics Research Scientist

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
June 13, 2024
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About the Job

Seeking a talented and highly motivated Bioinformatics Research Scientist to develop, optimize, and implement data analysis pipelines and analytical tools that enable comprehensive tumor genomic profiling for cancer biology research and cellular senescence biomarker discovery.

1. Process, analyze and interpret high volumes of data as part of collaborative research projects. Develop automated methods and software pipelines to support large-scale bioinformatics analysis. Develop and implement novel analytical tools, and capable of troubleshooting the technical steps in developing new tools.
2. Benchmark performance characteristics of published and emerging analytical pipelines and single cell genomics analysis algorithms.
3. Monitor and evaluate analytical algorithms development for new/emerging bioinformatics, genomics and sequencing technologies.
4. Work independently and prepare timetables, deliverables, and project schedules


1. Fluency in one programming and one scripting languages is required (Python, R/Matlab/Splus, Perl, Java)
2. Experience in developing algorithms for analysis of biological data. Experience in algorithm development for analysis of massively parallel sequencing data (NGS seq, RNA-seq/scRNAseq etc..) is highly desirable.
3. A track record of publications in the academic setting.
4. Strong scientific understanding of molecular biology and genomics.
5. Excellent teamwork, time management and organizational skills.
6. 1 or more years of research training.

Experience in cancer research, including a working understanding of computation approaches for cancer genome analysis, is highly desirable

Master or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or related computational fields. At least one year of research training.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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