Open Job Positions

Oct. 3, 2019

Faculty in Human Genetics 

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The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applicants for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenured).
This position may be in a variety of academic departments, including Community Health Sciences, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Nursing, Dental Medicine, or the School of Medicine. The institute will build excellence in personalized medicine to discover new applications of personalized medicine and improve health services and outcomes. The institute has 5 core faculty and ~20 affiliate faculty at UNLV already working in these areas. We seek candidates with research interests, expertise and accomplishments in bioinformatics, genomics, human genetics, biostatistics, genome sequencing and/or genetic testing.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on November 1, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Martin Schiller, Executive Director of the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu

Faculty in Bioinformatics

[R0112965]

The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applicants for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenured) in Bioinformatics.
This position provides technical suppport for bioinformatics an statistical analyses for NIPM faculty and research projects. The position requires a sufficient understanding of biology, genetics, genomics and human diseases, and solid computational and statistical training.  Experience in NGS sequencing analyses, statistical genetics, and human genetics and disease studies are preferred.  May be in a variety of academic departments, including Community Health Sciences, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Nursing, or Dental Medicine.  The institute will build excellence in personalized medicine to discover new applications of personalized medicine and improve health services and outcomes. The institute has 5 core faculty and ~20 affiliate faculty at UNLV already working in these areas. 

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on November 1, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Edwin Oh, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu

Research Assistant Professor in Statistics and Bioinformatics 

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The successful candidate will play a key role in development of research plans, execution, and analysis of projects involving “big data” including electronic medical records, GWAS data, and Federal-funded large cross-sectional data and cohort data. The successful candidate will lead a research team to conduct research including statistical modeling, GWAS data imputation and analysis, deep learning and big-data analysis related to personalized medicine in a collaborative medical research setting. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be promoted to a Project Leader for phase II of the COBRE grant. 

The development and success of the NIPM is considered a top strategic research priority by the leadership of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the State of Nevada. NIPM aims to improve health services and treatment outcomes through the integration and modulation of genetic, behavioral, and environmental risk factors. The Institute was just awarded an $11.4 million, 5–year Center of Biomedical Research Excellence P20 Grant from NIH in personalized medicine. More information about NIPM can be found at: https://www.unlv.edu/nipm

The successful candidate will work in collaborative teams, both on and off campus, to address critical health and medical issues in the community. These issues include access and affordability of health care and the prevalence of diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, and diabetes. There are opportunities to collaborate with partners with unique capabilities, such as the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, and the Veteran's Administration Hospital.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on October 1, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Qing Wu, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 

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A postdoctoral position in the field of bioinformatics is available in the lab of Mira Han at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine.

Research will focus on integrating heterogeneous omics data to predict the tissue origin for metastatic cancer tissues. We are especially interested in integrating RNA and methylation data of non-coding elements and repeat elements. Other projects involve investigating the potential regulatory role of repeat elements, through analysis of existing ChIP-seq, eCLIP, RNA-seq and genetic datasets. The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine was just awarded a $11.4M, 5 year Center of Biomedical Research Excellence P20 Grant from NIH in personalized Medicine. The position will involve collaboration with other computational biologists and molecular biologists in the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and School of Life Sciences. It will also involve assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and developing new areas of research.
The primary responsibility of this position will be to apply machine learning and statistical methods to link multiple modes of omics data and classify the metastatic cancer samples into correct tissue types. The postdoctoral researcher will be able to explore other projects independently in addition to the main project.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics 

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A postdoctoral position in bioinformatics is available in Dr. Qing Wu’s lab in the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine was just awarded a $11.4M, 5-year Center of Biomedical Research Excellence P20 Grant from NIH in personalized medicine.

The successful candidate will play a key role in development of research plans, execution, and analysis of projects involving “big data” including electronic medical records, GWAS data, and Federal-funded large cross-sectional data and cohort data. The successful candidate will assist the PI to conduct research including machine learning and statistical modeling, GWAS data imputation and analysis, deep learning and big-data analysis related to personalized medicine in a collaborative medical research setting. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be promoted to a research faculty.

The successful candidate will work in collaborative teams, both on and off campus, to address critical health and medical issues in the community. These issues include access and affordability of health care and the prevalence of diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, and diabetes. There are opportunities to collaborate with partners with unique capabilities, such as the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, and the Veteran's Administration Hospital.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on October 1, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Qing Wu, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

Staff Bioinformaticist

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The purpose of this position is to provide bioinformatics support to the Personalized Medicine COBRE (Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence) Genome Analysis and Acquisition Core (GAA) for next generation sequencing and genotyping service and its users. This position provides technical support for bioinformatics and statistical analyses for GAA Core faculty and research projects. The position requires skills in the analysis of NGS data, particularly with respect to pipelines for whole genome and exome analysis, RNA-Seq, Methylation, ChiPSeq and other epigenetic analyses, genotype imputation, GWAS, statistical and population genetics, and machine learning.     

This position also provides support working with other team members on database development, maintenance, administration, and curation for the GAA Core located in the Nevada of Personalized Medicine (NIPM).  The Bioinformaticist will install and run NGS pipelines for different NGS services, and assist with design, performance, and interpretation of NGS experiments. In addition, they will install and test new versions of the database, ensure data is secure, maintain and add new data to databases as needed and help users write queries.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on October 1, 2019, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Edwin Oh, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NIPM GAA Core

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The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will conduct bioinformatics research for the Personalized Medicine COBRE (Center of Biomedical Research Excellence) Genome Analysis and Acquisition Core at the Nevada Personalized Medicine Institute at UNLV.  The successful candidate will be experienced in bioinformatics analysis, genetic data analysis, make corresponding tables and figures, and prepare reports for projects. The postdoc will be responsible for analyzing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, data processing and analysis, including building analysis pipelines, databases, and visual/graphic display. Additionally, the postdoc will assist with database and server hardware management; install and test new versions of the database and ensure data is secure. They will contribute to research grants and publications, and assist with writing grant proposals and journal articles.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 1st, 2019, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Edwin Oh, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

Staff Bioinformaticists or Software Engineers (2)

Several of our faculty are seeking Bioinformaticists or Software Engineers Please visit our faculty web pages and contact them directly.

Graduate Students in Bioinformatics, Genetics, and Biostatistics 

We are seeking graduate students for many or our faculty.  Please visit our faculty web pages and contact them directly.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

NIPM is always accepting new undergraduates to perform research in various aspects of personalized medicine in computer science, bioinformatics, cell and molecular biology, biostatistics, genetics and genomics, and clinical research. Many of our faculty are currently accepting new students. To apply to a NIPM laboratory, please apply using the NIPM Undergraduate Research Electronic Application System. Thank you for considering NIPM research.