Bioinformatics Position at AOML (Miami, FL)

Senior Research Associate II ? Bioinformatics ? duration: 2 years ?
position# P100014223

The University of Miami, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is seeking a full-time bioinformatician for a minimum of 2 years to conduct analysis of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic Next-Generation-Sequencing data from marine ecosystems.  The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami invites applications for a Senior Research Associate II (SRAII) position in    Bioinformatics to work closely with scientists at NOAA?s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory?s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (AOML/OCED), located at 4301 Rickenbacker
Causeway, Miami, FL 33149.  (  This bioinformatics research works with large-scale microbial omics datasets to study the biodiversity and interactions of microbes in marine ecosystems across organizational scales and their roles in ecosystem function and in diseases of marine organisms and communities.  This bioinformatics research also works with large-scale eukaryotic omics datasets, especially of coral communities, investigating genomic aspects of coral reef health, resiliency, and adaptation to environmental changes such as sea level rise, climate change, ocean acidification, and exposure to pollutants.  The primary tasks of the bioinformatician will include data analysis, such as metagenomic assembly, binning, annotation, mapping and comparisons of metagenomes and metatranscriptomes;
development and maintenance of bioinformatics pipelines; development and maintenance of databases for microbiome and coral omics data.
Responsibilities will also include the training of postdoctoral
researchers, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in
high-performance computing, programming, and  bioinformatics applications.  Qualified candidates must hold a minimum of a Master?s degree in bioinformatics, data science, computer science, biology, marine biology, genetics, or a related field with Master?s degree and at least 1 – 3 years relevant work related experience in bioinformatics analysis of environmental next-generation-sequencing data, with evidence of tangible contributions to the dissemination
of new research.  Experience with Linux command line, scripting languages (Perl, Python, R, Bash, etc.), expertise with
bioinformatics portals and software, web development languages and proper bioinformatic/software documentation is needed.  Preference will be given towards candidates with a doctoral degree in relevant discipline and demonstrated relevant expertise and publication record in bioinformatics.  The salary pay rate and promotional opportunity will be dependent on educational level and relevant experience.

APPLY online at, Position #: position  P100014223

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action  employer; smoke/drug free workplace.
For further information candidates should contact Dr. Christopher Sinigalliano (

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