Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Consultant

Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences
Fort Collins, Colorado
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications plus comprehensive benefits package.
August 18 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The College of Agricultural Sciences at CSU seeks a Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Consultant to support bioinformatics and computational biology research and instruction within the College by providing analysis, consulting and bioinformatics support. The CASBioinformatics and Computational Biology Consultant is a full-time, twelve-month administrative professional position reporting to the CSU College of Agriculture Associate Dean for Research. This newly created position will be responsible for developing a successful bioinformatics and computational biology consulting service to support CSUresearchers. The appointment will initially be structured as 60% consulting (service), 20% collaborative research, and 20% teaching/instruction, but can be negotiated. Affiliate faculty status with a relevant department within the College is possible, and would allow for co-advising of graduate students.

This position is classified as a Research Scientist/Scholar I, with annual reviews and opportunity for promotion within the Research Scientist/Scholar career ladder. The Consultant will be reviewed annually, with an expectation of a five year appointment.

The CAS Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Consultant will provide (1) expertise to the CAS research community in bioinformatics experimental design and analysis, (2) state of the art collaborative bioinformatics/computational biology expertise and service for proposal development and advancement of ‘omics-based research, and (3) instruction, in the form of classes, workshops or one-on-one training.

The ideal candidate must be an effective communicator who is able to convey complex informatics and computational approaches to non-experts. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology and should be strong collaborators.