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The Morgridge Institute for Research seeks a Computational Biologist with strong systems design and programming skills, experience in statistical analysis and the ability to work collaboratively within a team setting. This position, which is part of the bioinformatics team within stem cell pioneer James Thomson’s Regenerative Biology platform of the Morgridge Institute for Research, will provide programming support to researchers studying gene expression, epigenomics, proteomics and transcriptional regulation in embryonic stem cells and their differentiated derivatives.
We are seeking candidates who have a bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics or biological sciences including coursework or background in genetics, molecular biology or cell biology (Ph.D. degree preferred). Strong programming skills are required as demonstrated by at least three years’ experience in programming with C, C++, Java, Perl and/or Python. Bioinformatics experience is highly desired, along with experience in the statistical analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Candidates also must exhibit strong oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
The Morgridge Institute for Research benefits the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the citizens of Wisconsin by advancing breakthrough biomedical discoveries to solve important global health challenges and by educating the public about science. We do this as a private, nonprofit organization by developing and using high-impact computational, biological and physical research tools in collaborations with the university that benefit from our unique public-private partnership and organizational strengths.
At the Morgridge Institute our current research focuses on Regenerative Biology, Virology, Medical Devices and High Throughput Computation/Bioinformatics. The Morgridge Institute for Research is the private side of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, a public-private initiative that leverages the best features of a great public university with the flexibility and resources of an independent world-class private research institute. Our state-of-the-art facility, named Lab of the Year by R&D Magazine, not only houses research, but also includes extensive public spaces in our Town Center that welcomes all with food, interactive displays, ongoing activities, hands-on learning labs, events and meeting spaces. For additional information, please visit: http://discovery.wisc.edu/morgridge.
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The Morgridge Institute for Research is an equal opportunity employer.