Staff Scientist - Nasal Microbiome

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
May 29, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type

The KLemonLab is hiring a Staff Scientist to spearhead bioinformatic-based projects to investigate microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions in the human nasal microbiome.

Job Duties

  • Plan, perform and direct bioinformatic research on the human nasal microbiome.
  • Rigorously evaluate and analyze data using statistics and bioinformatics.
  • Maintain meticulous standards for documentation of all analyses.
  • Develop and/or optimize analysis workflows for metapangenomics, metabolomic modeling and dual host-microbe RNAseq.
  • Teach and guide bioinformatic research by graduate students and research staff.
  • Prepare figures and write manuscripts.
  • Assist in grant proposal preparation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in microbial sciences with strong experience in bioinformatics or PhD in bioinformatics or computer science with experience in microbial/host bioinformatics.
  • Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong mathematical analytical skills, including statistics.
  • At least one scripting language, such as R or Python, and associated packages for data analysis and visualization. As well as *nix-based command line tools.
  • Comfortable using version control tools (Git/GitHub).
  • Experience in high performance computing environment.
  • Experience in handling next-generation sequencing data.
  • In CV, please include a GitHub Notebook link as well as three professional references (names and emails).

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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