University of Massachusetts Medical School, Program in Molecular Medicine

205 14843
Position ID:UMASSMED-PMM-INSTRUCTOR1 [#14843, 20-032]
Position Title: Instructor Bioinformatics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map]
Subject Area: Bioinformatics
Appl Deadline:2020/02/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/26, finished 2020/04/01)
Position Description:    

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The Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School seeks an outstanding individual for a non-tenure track faculty position to provide bioinformatics support and collaboration to its faculty research laboratories. The Program consists of basic scientists and physician scientists representing a broad range of disciplines in the biomedical sciences, and operates as an academic department in the Medical School ( The Program occupies a modern research building of approximately 80,000 square feet on an expanding Medical School campus. 

We are seeking an energetic and highly collaborative individual who will be under the general direction of the bioinformatics director and work closely with scientists, graduate students, and postdocs to address their research problems using prebuild pipelines, workflows and cutting edge bioinformatics analysis tools. The candidate will also involve in the development and documentation of customized workflows, automatic pipelines and translate prototype tools into more mature tools for large-scale data analysis, such as that generated from deep sequencing, mass spectrometry, genotyping, etc.. The individual is encouraged to contribute to and coauthor manuscripts and research publications.  

Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and at least three years of professional experience in the application of bioinformatics to biomedical research. A strong background in bioinformatics package development and scripting using Python and R/Bioconductor is required for this position. The candidate with strong experience using Java or C++ will also be considered. Successful applicants should have substantial experience with data management, integration, and analysis using Linux/UNIX on High Performance Computer cluster (LSF, SGE) platforms, and display capability to analyze high throughput sequencing data including bulk RNA-seq, single-cell sequencing, ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq and whole-genome sequencing. Candidates with experience and knowledge using Nextflow will be strongly preferred. In addition, competitive applicants should have excellent communication skills to collaborate with researchers and summarize results via written and oral communications. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their qualifications and their interest in this position, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three individuals who could provide letters of recommendation to 

Inquiries, but not application materials, may be directed to the Chair of the Program in Molecular Medicine, Dr. Roger J. Davis ( 

This position will remain open until a candidate is hired. 

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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Further Info:
University of Mass. Medical School
Program in Molecular Medicine
373 Plantation Street
Biotech 2, Suite 309
Worcester, MA 01605

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