Bioinformatics Facility Director Position at UC Riverside


The Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a Ph.D. level bioinformatician to coordinate its bioinformatics research activities, data analysis workshop program and computing facility.

Bioinformatics Facility Director. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with accomplishments.

IIGB at the University of California, Riverside.

Successful candidates will join an innovative and multidisciplinary Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) that connects theoretical and experimental researchers from different departments in Life, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and various campus based Centers. The IIGB is organized around a 10,000 sq.ft. suite of Instrumentation Facilities that serve as a centralized, shared-use resource for faculty, staff and students, offering advanced tools in bioinformatics, microscopy, proteomics and genomics. Its bioinformatic component is equipped with a modern high-performance compute (HPC) infrastructure.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from a recognized university in bioinformatics; or combined degrees in computer science and a biological science; or a degree in either computer science combined with relevant experience in biological science; or a degree in a biological science combined with relevant experience in computer science. The successful candidate will have at least two years professional hands-on experience with next generation sequence data analysis, and basic knowledge of high-performance computing and cloud computing technologies. Another requirement is several years of professional experience with common programming languages/environments used in scientific data analysis, such as Python, R or C++. Experience with web development frameworks and relational database design will also be a plus.

The Bioinformatics Facility Director leads IIGB’s bioinformatics facility staff and manages its computational infrastructure. The incumbent will engage in collaborative research activities, contribute to scientific publications, and participate in the preparation of joint grant applications. The teaching expectations include the development of a state-of-the-art workshop program on scientific data analysis.

Review of applications will begin October 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should: (1) submit a curriculum vitae, (2) provide a statement of research interests, and (3) arrange to have three letters of reference sent on their behalf. All information should be addressed to:

Thomas Girke
Institute for Integrative Genome Biology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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