A position is available for a Bioinformatician to study bacteria genomes and to train student researchers in the Minority Science Programs (MSP). The successful candidate should be a highly organized and dedicated person with skills and interest to motivate and prepare student researchers to pursue Ph.D. degrees in biomedical sciences. Research in the laboratory aims at understanding the biology of horizontal gene transfer and antibiotic resistance. The Bioinformatician will create or select algorithms to process, analyze, visualize, and interpret genomic and molecular data.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide workshops in bioinformatics and statistics for undergraduate and graduate students
• Train and motivate student researchers to develop group and individual bioinformatics projects
• Prepare, maintain, and mine laboratory databases and data from NCBI databases
• Develop new methods, maintain and improve current bioinformatics pipelines including de novo assembly of bacteria genomes using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, annotation and genome comparisons
• Set up, back up, troubleshoot and administer computer servers

Education and Knowledge
• Experience training students in bioinformatics and/or biostatistics is required
• Excellent communication skills in English are required, including proven writing skills documented by recent papers
• Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, biology and computer science, or related discipline
• Experience in a basic scripting language (Python and R) under linux/unix environment is required

Review of applications will begin August 23, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled. This position is full-time and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Appointment may be at the level of Assistant Specialist (minimum $53,300), Associate Specialist (minimum $62,300) or Specialist (minimum $78,200). The appointment will be for a one-year period with extensions to additional years possible subject to availability of funding.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo via email to lmota@uci.edu

• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
• Three References (contact information only)
• Cover Letter (Optional)
• Statement of Research (Highly recommended)
• Statement of Teaching (Highly recommended)

Qualified candidates should submit their application and documents to the following online recruitment URL:


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.