Bioinformatics Engineer

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 114816
Title: Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Bioinformatics Engineer
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: CMNS-Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Bioinformatics Engineer position is immediately available in the Pop lab ( in the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park. The bioinformatics engineer will support an array of exciting interdisciplinary research projects taking place in the lab and will help increase the impact of our work. The initial focus of the position will be on pathogen and bio-threat identification for bio-defense applications, but other projects in the lab include the study of diarrhea in children from the developing world, the use of non-traditional water sources or the irrigation of crops, as well as other research with strong potential for societal impact. We are specifically looking for an experienced bioinformatics engineer who can lead the development and implementation of sequence analysis workflows in support of current bioinformatics projects in the lab, with focus on sequence classification, functional annotation, and pathway analysis.

Candidates with strong software development and software engineering expertise but without bioinformatics knowledge will also be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:
● US Citizenship is required by the award funding this position
● Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
● 3 or more years of software development in bioinformatics or related field
● Advanced UNIX expertise
● Experience with software workload managers (Slurm, Torque, SGE, Condor).
● Expertise in Python
● Expertise in creating and maintaining computational workflows


Desired qualifications:
● Programming proficiency in C/C++
● Experience processing DNA sequencing data and analysis of genomic datasets
● Expertise in parallel/multi-threaded programming
● Expertise in requirements-based software testing and validation

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/07/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/15/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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