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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 480028
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 10
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Integrative Biology 10032920
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

Several faculty in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University are looking to collectively hire a highly motivated bioinformatician/computational scientist with a biology background for a full time position. Typical research projects will use RNA-sequencing, RAD-sequencing, whole genome sequencing and assembly, and targeted capture sequencing to address questions in ecology, evolution, comparative genomics, and developmental biology. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organized individual to join our team, who is skilled at working for multiple people and on different projects. The position will be based in East Lansing, MI on the MSU campus and comes with a competitive benefits package.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired by completing a four-year college degree in bioinformatics or related field; six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience with bioinformatics; experience analyzing large ‘–omic’ datasets; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Desired Qualifications

A Master’s or PhD degree in bioinformatics or related field. Experience in at least some of the following key areas:

1.     Analyzing complex RNA-seq experimental data sets for differential gene expression

2.     Analyzing RAD-seq datasets—aligning to reference and creating de novo assemblies, SNP discovery, genotyping, etc.

3.     Genome assembly and annotation

4.   Genome comparisons

5.   Phylogenomics

6.   Epigenomics

The candidate should be well-versed in unix/linux, as well as at least one other programming language (e.g. R, python, perl).

Required Application Materials

1) Brief cover letter describing research and data analysis experience and career goals

2) CV

3) Names and email addresses for 3 references

Special Instructions

If you have questions, email Dr. Mariah Meek (, with “Bioinformatics position” in the subject line. DO NOT EMAIL APPLICATION MATERIAL TO DR. MEEK. 

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This position is a limited term position funded for one year from the date of hire.

(Bidding Eligibility ends 12/12/2017 at 11:55 PM)

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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