Research Technician – Computational Biology Core

Research Technician
Computational Biology Core, Institute for Systems Genomics

The UConn Institute for Systems Genomics is seeking a research assistant to support the work of its Computational Biology Core. The Core supports the research mission of the University of Connecticut through a mix of paid research projects, project support and consultation, training workshops and the management of a high performance computing (HPC) facility along with providing support for the HPC user base.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support of the HPC facility
  • Support users through installing open-source scientific software and trouble-shooting user code
  • Manage and update shared databases
  • Support online workshops
  • Triage requests received via e-mail, slack, and our help desk

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A./B.S. or higher in computational or biological sciences
  • Experience with analyzing high-throughput sequence data
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Comfort interacting with an HPC system
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team (multi-tasking extraordinaire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comfort with R and/or Python programming
  • Proficiency with open-source software installation

 

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This temporary special payroll position requires 40 hours per week, with an hourly rate of $28.00. This short-term role (6 months – 1 year) may transition to a permanent role for the right candidate (staff scientist).

The position can be on-site, remote or hybrid (must be able to attend meetings and support all users during Eastern Standard Time working hours). This position does not offer sponsorship benefits.

TO APPLY

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications to jill.wegrzyn@uconn.edu, with the subject line “Research Technician Application.” Screening will begin immediately.

 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

 

 


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