Job no: 228105-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Computational Biologist Researcher will provide technical expertise to fundamental and/or applied scientific research working with genomics and next-generation sequencing data analysis under the direction of the principal investigator. The successful candidate will conduct integrated bioinformatics analysis of genomics data (transcriptomes, epigenomes and single-cell assays) and high-dimensional flow cytometry (CyTOF, Aurora Cytek) in collaboration with experimental scientists. The candidate will also have opportunities to develop new bioinformatics methods and pipelines as independent projects to answer the scientific questions in the field of cancer immunology.

The Dinh lab ( is passionate about studying the question of how the tumor microenvironment changes during cancer progression, before and after treatment. We follow systems and computational biology approaches leveraging high-dimensional data from multi-omics genome-wide (genomics and epigenomics) and single-cell assays. We develop and employ computational biology methods to mine publicly available data and in-house generated data for the specific questions we ask. We are a multi-disciplinary team and a part of the Department of Oncology/McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research and the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics (BMI).

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required or master's degree preferred in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, or relevant field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1 year of research lab experience is required and may include internships, in a research lab setting, for candidates with Bachelor's degree.

2 years of experience in working with genomics and next-generation sequencing data analysis preferred. Knowledge of cancer biology or immunology is a plus.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $38,261 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the '' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references, including at least one current or former supervisor.


Melissa Zhang
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Oct 19 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Dec 18 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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