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Posted:
4/9/2018
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Health Care Provider
Computational Biologist I - Neuroscience
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Job Description

Department: 231800 - Neuroscience

Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Security

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

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field of biological science.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field of biological science, and two (2) 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 research laboratory computer hardware and software programming and maintenance. Ensure existing systems meet the continuing needs of the lab and/or recommend and test new systems as necessary.
* Perform complex data analysis related to specialized research methodologies and results as assigned by 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.
* Develop and maintain complex databases to support new and ongoing research projects.
* Train laboratory staff in the use of pertinent research systems.
* May specialize in bioinformatics, software development, network administration, or hardware/software maintenance.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Job Responsibilities

The Computational Biologist will be expected to analyze single-cell RNA-seq and associated datasets. They will work together with a team of bioinformaticians to develop and maintain an analytical pipeline that integrates with existing pipelines in the Konopka lab. Working knowledge or R and/or Python is a minimal requirement.

UTSouthwestern 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 UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

About University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The University of Texas at Austin, the largest component of The University of Texas System, is a major research university and home to more than 48,000 students, 2,700 faculty and 17,000 staff members. From teaching and research to public service, the university's activities support its core purpose - to transform lives for the benefit of society through the core values of learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity and responsibility. The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and public service.