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University of Rochester Bioinformatics Research Assistant Professor - 222268 in Rochester, New York

Bioinformatics Research Assistant Professor Job ID 222268

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Biomedical Professor


POSITION SUMMARY: The Genomics Research Center (GRC) at University of Rochester Medical Center is looking for a highly motivated and creative Research Assistant Professor to help lead the bioinformatics team in development and application of innovative analytical approaches in the area of genomics. The successful individual will collaborate with University of Rochester and Wilmot Cancer Institute investigators to analyze data such as single-cell genomics, bulk RNA-seq, DNA methylation, CUT&RUN/CUT&TAG, ChIP-seq, ATAC-Seq, microbiome, virome, and microRNA-Seq to understand cancer cell biology, help the investigators prepare manuscripts and grant applications. The position also includes to lead the evaluation of published bioinformatics tools, and develop the optimized pipelines to share with the research community at University of Rochester. This role will aid in the supervision of the bioinformatics staff with the Genomics Research Center to ensure efficient use of computational resources, participate in collaborative projects, and offer mentorship to junior bioinformaticians. The GRC provides a highly interactive environment with collaborative opportunities across basic and clinical departments, access to high performance computing clusters, highly automated analytical pipelines and integration with high-throughput sequencing infrastructure to aid in experimental design and execution for delivery of high-quality results for highly competitive projects. Candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning are highly encouraged to apply for this position. This position is located in Rochester, NY and located within the Wilmot Cancer Institute. The Research Assistant Professor will report directly to the Director of the Genomics Research Center (GRC), will operate with minimal supervision, and will be appointed in the Department of Biomedical Genetics. Specific Duties:Analytical Support:

  • Perform custom and complex NGS analyses, specifically single-cell genomics analyses. This will include active collaborations with faculty, bioinformaticians, and clinicians at URMC and other institutions. Write documentation and protocols for the research project(s). Analyze and evaluate experimental data and interprets results. Prepare written reports on all phases of work involved in research projects. Contribute to the design, interpretation and final writing of research publications – thereby meeting expectations for co-authorship of scientific publications.

  • Develop, design, and publish new software for genomic data analysis and contributes to writing of research proposals. Prepare regulatory documentation required for performance of research. This can be standalone or in collaboration with faculty, bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, and clinicians at URMC or other institutions. Keep abreast of trends in the field by reading current research literature, abstracting scientific articles, and attending and presenting at scientific meetings, seminars and research conferences.

  • Bioinformatics Operations:

  • Supervise, manage, and develop a team responsible for GRC bioinformatics services. This includes reviewing deliverable materials prior to release, creative direction and evaluation of all GRC pipelines/workflows, project management to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner and to oversee quality or work performed efficiently, stewardship of the GRC data archive, and mentorship of bioinformatics staff.

  • Proactively identify and evaluate new software for analysis of genomic data to maintain professional knowledge of current trends and developments in the field and work with staff to incorporate new methodology seamless into GRC workflows.

  • Community Education and Teaching:

  • Actively participate in graduate and medical student level curriculum teaching as it relates to genomics and bioinformatics

  • Participate in experimental design consultation meetings with GRC customers and provide education to the URMC community in the form of individual correspondence, seminars, and GRC sponsored workshops.

  • Address project specific questions or concerns from investigators regarding analyses or experimental design, as they emerge.


  • Doctoral degree required in Bioinformatics, or related discipline, with at least 2-5 years of post-doctoral, practical experience in analysis of high-throughput sequence data and experimental consulting for genomics applications, specifically in single-cell genomics and cancer genomics.

  • Preferably 2-3 years of experience in a managerial, leadership, project management and / or consultative capacity.

  • Strong background in bioinformatics, computational biology, and machine learning strongly preferred.

  • Experience with multiple computer operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix), computer languages (C++, Java/Parallel Java, MySQL, Perl, Python and R) is essential.

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively across teams.

  • Candidate must be proficient in English with proven ability to write scientific documents.

  • Candidate should be skilled in modern molecular, genetic and/or cellular techniques.

  • A post–offer health assessment is required.

  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States.

  • Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting 222268 at

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