Posted in Research 6 days ago.
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Location: Lexington, Kentucky
|Job Title||Research Associate/COM|
|Working Title||Research Associate|
|Department Name||7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry|
|Work Location||Lexington, KY|
|Type of Position||Staff|
|Position Time Status||Full-Time|
|Click here for more information about equivalencies:||http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies|
|Required Related Experience||
No experience required.
Moving and lifting object from floor to above shoulders up to 25 pounds. Standing and sitting at computer terminals and laboratory bench completing repetitive tasks for extensive periods of time. Continuous working with materials requiring personal protective equipment in accord with EH&S policy.
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
The laboratory of Dr. Jessica Blackburn at the University of Kentucky is seeking an experienced candidate with a Masters or Ph.D in bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field. The lab focuses on defining mechanisms of drug resistance and relapse in pediatric cancer. This position includes complex analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, etc), execution of existing and development of new bioinformatics pipelines, validation of established clinical bioinformatics pipelines, and development of independent research projects. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in developing research projects to explore cancer evolution and genetics using single-cell NGS and computer modeling. Work may also include biochemical and molecular biology techniques such as NGS library prep, etc. Ability to understand biological systems and convey methods and results to an audience with no computational background is a must.
|Skills / Knowledge / Abilities||
|Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?||No|
Degree in a related field (science preferred).
|Deadline to Apply||10/06/2019|
|University Community of Inclusion||
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