Computational Research Assistant

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Dr. John Rinn is encouraging applications for a full-time Computational Research Assistant to join his research team at the BioFrontiers Institute, CU Boulder.

We are looking for a new team member to facilitate our goal of bridging the computational and experimental sciences. If you have computational experience and or statistical experience we have several interesting projects to take on alongside the rest of our team. We aim to determine how long-noncoding RNA (lncRNA) functions in the nucleus to regulate the human genome. The goal of this position is to work with graduate students and post-doctoral scholars with our ever-emerging genome scale data sets. We also work across all “omics” and are a great opportunity to learn biology and synthesize “omic” data into novel discoveries in the human genome. This would require at least 3 years of experience in R and a solid foundation in statistics or physics. We have previously trained numerous data-scientistic, mathematicians, and statisticians to move forward with their career goals in biological and biotech sciences. This is an opportunity to be a team member, learn and develop new skills.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

At the University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute, researchers from the life sciences, physical sciences, computer science and engineering are working together to uncover new knowledge at the frontiers of science and partnering with industry to transform their discoveries into new tools.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Working with lab members to discover novel regulatory elements in the human genome.

What You Should Know

At BioFrontiers we understand the need for work-life balance! This position is for 40 hrs a week with a flexible schedule for this time.

What We Can Offer

Salary range is $69,700 to $97,800 per year plus full university benefits.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • BA or BS in computer science, data science, physics or math.
  • At least 3 years experience in R and BASH programming languages
  • A background in statistics, mathematics and or physics.

What You Will Need

  • Fluency in R and BASH programming.
  • A positive attitude for exploring the human genome and willingness to work as a team.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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