Bioinformatician,Human Vaccine Institute

North Carolina, United Sates
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


  • Contribute to the design, development, implementation, and testing of bioinformatics tools as part of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.
  • Develop and implement innovative computational approaches for the analysis of large next generation sequencing data sets generated from state-of-the-art sequencing technologies.
  • Develop and implement software for the analysis of B cell repertoire sequence data. 
  • Create web-based bioinformatics tools for antibody sequence analysis.
  • Collaborate and consult with researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology based solutions, and design computational strategies for a wide range of biological research.
  • Collaborate with teams of researchers and scientists providing bioinformatics training, consulting, applications support and development.
  • Assist in the writing and publication process of the research.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience:

Proficiency in C/C++, Python and/or Perl or equivalent languages. Experience working in a Linux-based environment. Experience with statistical methods and statistical analysis in packages such as SAS or R. Familiarity with database systems. Experience with the development of computational tools for sequence analysis. Experience with web design, statistics, and computer science. Experience in a high-performance computing environment is a plus. 

Requisition Number: 401517233
Location: Durham 
Job Family Level: 84
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Full Time / Part Time: FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary: Regular
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas, an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires a M.S. in Bioinformatics or the biological sciences with demonstrable computational skills or a M.S. in computer science with a strong interest in biology/genomics. PhD preferred.


Work requires at least 2 years of experience in bioinformatics. Experience with web-based bioinformatics tools, public domain biological databases and software tools for sequence, domain and structural analysis. Extensive familiarity with and development of computational tools in biology that use genomic data to generate biological hypotheses. Experience with a procedural language, proficient in Java, Perl, 'C', web design, DNA genome informatics, proteomics informatics, statistics, and computer science. Experience with relational databases and SQL helpful. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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