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Dec. 13, 2018

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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 January 25, 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). This position provides technical support for bioinformatics and 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.

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 January 14, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to 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.

Faculty in Medical Genetics 

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This position may be in a variety of academic departments, including internal medicine, genetics, and other colleges. This position will pursue their individual research projects and collaborate with NIPM faculty advancing the use of genetics, genome sequencing and multi-omics approaches to healthcare. Although all clinical interests will be considered, those with a neurology, pediatrics, and cardiology focus are preferred. We seek candidates with research interests, expertise, and an established record on human genetics, 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 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 January 31, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to 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 12/18/18 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.

Research Assistant Professor in Genetics and Neuroscience 

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The Assistant Research Professor will conduct research in the area of cell/molecular and human genetics. They are expected to initiate independent research in the field of neurogenetics and establish external funding to support their salary. Ph.D. degree in neurogenetics or a related biological field is required. 
The Assistant Research Professor should possess lab skills in the areas of molecular and cellular biology and NGS sequencing data and he/she should have a good track record of high-impact publications (i.e. Science, Nature, and/or Cell). The preferred candidate should also possess an understanding of in vivo calcium imaging and mass spectrometry. Using such skills, new animal models should be developed to interrogate human neurological disorders. The candidate will therefore have a high level of competency in surgical procedures and a comprehensive understanding of neuroanatomy (i.e. stereotaxic coordinates in the brain for microinjections of particles/nucleic acid and also for implantation of miniscope devices). Finally, the candidate will be also expected to culture brain slices and transfer DNA into live cells.
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 12/21/2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to 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 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.

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.