SCS Research Associate II, III, or IV Microbial Genomics Research

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Colorado State University

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Fort Collins, Colorado

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Sat, 06 Feb 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-time$52,000 – $80,000 a year2 hours ago Benefits – Health insurance Qualifications – Statistics – Linux – Git – Communication skills – Molecular biology – Bachelor’s degree – Doctoral degree – Master’s degree Full Job Description Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week Proposed Annual Salary Range $52,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Employee Benefits CSU has a comprehensive benefits package for employees. Please see this link for full details: Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/15/2021 Description of Work Unit This position is affiliated with the CSU microbiome network and the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. The CSU microbiome network is a community of scholars interested in understanding the functional and structural basis of microbiomes, and their ecological relevance, and applications to host (human, animal, plant) and environmental systems. The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences faculty, staff, and students use cutting-edge computational, laboratory, and field based research to develop solutions to solve the most pressing issues related to Earth and its ecosystems. Position Summary This position will perform microbial genomics research using computational and statistical analyses to decipher biological meaning from genome sequences and related data, including both DNA and RNA sequences, as well as other microbiome data. The applicant’s specific efforts will include: 1. Contribute to the development of DRAM, the laboratory genome annotation software, and new computation tools and frameworks for microbiome data science 2. Establish pipelines and create software for analyzing next generation DNA and RNA sequencing methods, and benchmark and validate these sequence analysis pipelines and approaches 3. Analysis of internally generated microbiome data using standard pipelines as well as innovative approaches 4. Work alongside microbiologists, computational biologists, environmental scientists in a team project environment, with the end goal of contributing to the discovery of functions and interactions encoded in microbial community genomic data 5. Develop data management and server operations protocols for within and outside the laboratory 6. Contribute data and figures for the public dissemination of the research output via scientific publications and presentations Required Job Qualifications Research Associate II – B.S. in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, computer science, or closely related field + 3 years related experience, or a Master’s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, or related field Research Associate III – B.S. in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, computer science, or closely related field + 5 years related experience or a Master’s + 2 years exp. or PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, or similar field or equivalent field Research Associate IV – B.S. in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, computer science, or closely related field + 10 years related experience or a Master’s + 5 years exp. or PhD degree + 2 years exp. in computational biology, bioinformatics, or similar field or equivalent field All candidates: – A strong background in working with genomic and gene expression data including NGS analyses (mapping, variant calling, etc.) – Proficiency in Python, adept at developing software and scripts for genome-enabled bioinformatics analyses – Experience using Linux command-line tools and relational databases (SQL). – Proven ability in software development, including best practices in testing, version control using git and continuous integration – Excellent written communication skills, including the capacity to work independently to author software with clearly established protocols, and including coding best practices and reproducible research – Ability and desire to communicate in cross functional teams with members from varying backgrounds Preferred Job Qualifications – Demonstrated experienceing genome analyses to microbial systems, especially working with multi-omic data – Experience with multivariate statistics in a scientific programming environment like R, with a focus on microbial ecology analyses – Background education or training in molecular biology, biochemistry, or microbiology – Experience with developing web-based front-end interfaces is preferred – Strong quantitative background (machine learning, Bayesian inference, etc.) – Experience with workflow management tools (Snakemake, nextflow, etc.) – System administration experience Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Essential Duties Job Duty Category Data Analysis Duty/Responsibility Analysis of metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, proteomic and metabolite data sets. Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Software Design Duty/Responsibility Development of existing software in the Wrighton laboratory and create software for analyzing DNA and RNA sequencing data. Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Mentoring Duty/Responsibility Providing assistance to laboratory members in microbiome bioinformatics pipelines (graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and research associates). Percentage Of Time 20 Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted online by 01/15/2021. Applicants should upload the following: (1) a cover letter ressing qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information of three professional references, one of who is/was an immediate supervisor, who has firsthand knowledge of the applicant’s profession abilities. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For inquiries about the position, contact Reb Daly . For itional information about the Wrighton laboratory, visit Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, , . The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, . Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so. Show full job description Apply Now