Bioinformatics Analyst Intermediate or Senior
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

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UVA Core Facilities in the School of Medicine seeks a Bioinformatics Analyst Intermediate or Senior to work closely with the Bioinformatics core director ( and other Bioinformatics core staff to assist in the experimental design and analysis of research projects and provide expert consultation and technical/scientific support to UVA investigators and assist in outreach and training activities. The analyst will identify opportunities and implement solutions for managing, visualizing, analyzing, and interpreting genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data. The successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to translate biological questions into technical design, and to identify, prioritize, and execute bioinformatics tasks to meet project goals and deadlines. The analyst will participate in meetings and consultations with clients to discuss design and interpretation and will assist in manuscript and grant preparation. The candidate should have a passion for bioinformatics and enjoy collaborating and supporting academic researchers, attending seminars and meetings.

The selected candidate will get an opportunity to master their bioinformatics skill set in a very closely interactive environment and will also be trained in the process to lead teams. We seek a candidate that has strong communication skills and is a team player. A working knowledge of UNIX and scripting is important for this position. The ideal candidate is expected to have a good command in at least one language (C/C++ or R or Python). Knowledge of database development is a plus.

This position is open for any individual that meets the minimum requirement for this job posting. The position is also open to international applicants. Fresh PhD candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Organizing and managing large-scale sequencing data sets
  • Manipulating and formatting data with python, perl, UNIX tools
  • Using established open-source software and tools to assess quality and analyze data
  • Running analyses on a high-performance computing cluster
  • Using Unix or a scripting language to extract meaningful results from output
  • Using software or genome browsers for visualization
  • Using established databases and techniques for annotating genetic variants and results from expression/epigenetics experiments
  • Consulting with UVA investigators on experimental design, result interpretation, and grant and manuscript preparation

Bioinformatics Analyst Intermediate Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Biostatistics, Computer science or a related field.

Experience: At lease three years of relevant experience. Master's degree will be considered in lieu of experience.

Bioinformatics Analyst Senior Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master's degree or terminal degree in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Biostatistics, Computer science or a related field.

Experience: Five years of specialized experience.

Preferred Education:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Biostatistics, Computer science or a related field

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of working in a Unix/Linux environment and experience with high-performance computing.
  • Advanced proficiency with R/Bioconductor or Python or C/C++.
  • Experience with open-source software, tools, and databases for analyzing next-generation sequencing data (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-Seq, DNA variation, epigenetics, microbiome, metagenomics etc.).

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin June 24, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.


Complete an application online and attach:

1. Cover letter to include your interest, knowledge, skills, abilities, or experience related to the position

2. Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for R0036531.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: and search for R0036531.

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Academic Recruiter,

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and health screening per University Policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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