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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Overview
The Center for Computational Biology (Computational Biology Program) invites applications for a Research Engineer position available immediately. The Center ( is an academic unit with interdisciplinary faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate training. The Center carries out fundamental research in life sciences, develops computational modeling tools, fosters community-wide activities in computational biology, and provides education for the new generation of researchers.The Research Engineer will develop research software to support Center for Computational Biology projects, including public servers, databases, and other modeling tasks. He/she will also interact with Advance Computing Facility staff, and will provide general IT support to Computational Biology Center faculty, staff and students, including administrating workstations, and development and maintenance of the Center websites.

Job Description
30% Develops algorithms for Computational Biology projects, including public servers and databases
30% Implements algorithms in research software
10% Maintains and updates research software
10% Administrates Center web resources
5% Collaborate with Advance Computing Facility (AFC) staff on supporting Center projects running on the AFC computers
5% Provides IT support to the Center, including administrating workstations
5% Trains students in computational biology techniques
5% Develops research proposals to granting agencies in collaboration with colleagues in Computational Biology program

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or in a related field with one year of related experience.


2. Master's degree in Computer Science or in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Demonstrated research skills in computational biology or bioinformatics, database design, and algorithms/ software development for computational biology and bioinformatics.
2. Expertise in the design of web resources.

Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete online application includes: on-line application; C.V., cover letter, names and contact information of 3 professional references.
Initial review of applications will begin September 26, 2016 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool.

Contact Information to Applicants
Ilya Vakser, Director and Professor
Computational Biology Program
Multidisciplinary Research Building
2030 Becker Dr.
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
PHONE: 785-864-1057

Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins

Anticipated Start Date

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