Sr. Research Scientist Bioinformatics

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Southwest region
June 12 2013
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist

Sr. Research Scientist – Bioinformatics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Join us at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one of the world's leading academic medical centers, as our Senior Research Scientist for Bioinformatics and Computational Proteomics.

Job Requirements
If you have significant experience with proteomics data analysis and software development and find the idea of working in our Proteomics Core and Mirzaei laboratory to be fun and exciting, this may be the job for you. At our well-quipped mass-spectrometry facility, you will develop and maintain cutting-edge platforms for proteomics data analysis, oversee analysis of data generated in the core and work closely with the lab and our collaborators. You must be able to carry out research into complex computational proteomics problems and contribute to funding applications. As well as locally hosted computing facilities, the core has access to Top 500 supercomputing clusters at The University of Texas at Austin. We are seeking to establish a department of Bioinformatics, promoting computations research and collaboration on campus.

Job Qualifications
You must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field and a strong publication record. Candidates with a biological background must have significant computational experience.

Essential Skills:
• Familiar with common proteomics software (Mascot, MaxQuant, Proteome Discoverer)
• Thorough understanding of identification and quantitation methods in proteomics
• Significant programming experience (Perl & Java preferred)
• Web application & database development (MySQL essential)
• Linux and Windows system administration

Desired Skills:
• Proteomics software - ISB Trans-Proteomic Pipeline, Skyline
• Computing – Amazon Web Services cloud, HPC software development
• Statistics – experimental design, analysis of large quantitative datasets, proficient in R

Company Overview
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, we transform lives and careers through the convergence of world-class medical education, medical research and patient care. It is this unique environment that allows us to stay at the forefront of medical discovery. UT Southwestern is recognized among the top academic medical centers in the world and is ranked nationally in 6 specialties by U.S. News & World Report. We employ world-class medical and scientific faculty, including 5 Nobel Laureates, 20 faculty members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM) and 20 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. We offer a supportive, culturally diverse environment, competitive salaries and state of Texas benefits that begin the first day of employment. We are the future of medicine, today.

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