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Researcher 5 - Cardiovascular Medicine

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID352042
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9742R5
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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The Lillehei Heart Institute is a premier institute at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis with state of the art technologies and core facilities focused on the molecular regulation of myogenesis, stem cell and regenerative biology. We are accepting applications for highly motivated computational biologists or postdoctoral fellows to develop novel bioinformatic and computational methods for understanding the dynamic gene regulations and lineage hierarchies during cardiac, endothelial and hematopoietic development.

* Develop or integrate novel statistical methods and algorithms for analyzing large-scale -omics data, including gene regulatory network inference, cell lineage reconstruction, multi-dimensional data integration and etc.
* Perform routine bioinformatics analysis such as RNA-seq analysis, microRNA target prediction, transcription factor binding sites analysis, GSEA and etc.
* Discuss with the laboratory members in bioinformatics analysis as needed.
* Maintaining an active role in research of the current trends in bioinformatics, and using new technologies to prototype future development.
* Help researchers prepare manuscripts (write relevant sections and make figures) and presentations.

Required Qualifications:
* Ph.D. or Master's degree with equivalent experience in Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Data Science, or related discipline with 1 or more years of research training.
Preferred Qualifications:
* At least three years of experience in bioinformatics research.
* Quantitative training with good understanding of probability, statistics and optimization.
* Proven expertise in the implementation and testing of algorithms.
* Strong programming skills in R and/or Python.
* Familiarity with data science and visualization libraries in R and/or Python.
* Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively.
* Experience with communicating results and concepts with a diverse audience including molecular biologists and laboratory scientists.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:
* Familiarity with TensorFlow / Keras or PyTorch.
* Demonstrated ability to design and implement machine learning techniques and algorithms.
* Demonstrated expertise in the Linux computing environment.
* Excellent planning, organization and execution skills.
* Positive attitude and good interpersonal skills.
* Ability to prepare manuscripts for presentation and publication.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.This position will remain open until filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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