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Job Title: Research Associate in Computational Human Genomics
Job Number: 19924
Organization: University of South Florida/College of Public Health
Posted: 2/11/2019
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Tampa,  FL   
Position Description: The University of South Florida is seeking to hire up to 2 research associates. Research associates will work as part of a team in a computational human genomics research program developing statistical and/or computational methods for analyzing human genome sequences. A high level of competence is needed in computational skills (such as bioinformatics and mastering programing languages such as Java or Python). A graduate level training in population genetics or bioinformatics or statistical genetics or Java programming experience is preferred. Successful candidates will have considerable latitude to develop and carry forward new, independent projects. The principal duties and obligations of the appointment are to conduct computational human genomics research, prepare research results for annual reports to granting agencies, and publish high quality articles in peer- reviewed research journals.

One of 12 universities within the State University System of Florida, USF is one of the nation's top public research universities and a leading metropolitan research university. The USF Tampa campus is one of the 10 largest public universities in the US by enrollment. This position will be based in Tampa, Florida, which is located on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biomedical Sciences and a strong background in bioinformatics, population genetics or molecular evolution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will have experience working in a bioinformatics research laboratory, working on method/tool development or with extensive method development experience.

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About USF

The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota- Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

Closing Date: 5/11/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Judy Sommers,  Research Associate in Computational Human Genomics
Contact Location: USF
3720 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 304
Tampa   FL  33617
United States
Contact Location: USF
  3720 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 304
  Tampa   FL  33617
  United States
Contact Phone: 813-974-8861 
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How to Apply: To apply: Complete an online application. Visit and search for Job ID 19924. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter describing how their past experiences, current expertise, and planned career path complement this position.

Additional Information: Affirmative Action: USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Web Site Delete Date: 5/9/2019