University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Staff Bioinformaticist

UNLV - Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Our Institute believes that we can improve health care through translational clinical scientific research and medical genetics clinical care. We are researching personalized medicine with existing projects using genetics and genomics to better predict osteoporotic fracture, multi-omics to identify origins of cancers, the immune system in Schizophrenia pathogenesis, the genetic underpinnings of rare disease, and developing better approaches to analyze VUSs for disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. These efforts are supported by our new $11.4M, 5–year Center of Biomedical Research Excellence P20 Grant from NIH in personalized Medicine. Visit our website at to learn more about us.


Consider joining our growing group of scientists – current Bioinformatics staff positions:

  • Staff Bioinformaticist [R0118088]
  • Bioinformatics, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NIPM GAA Core [R0118405]

The position application links are at Submit a letter of interest, detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.

The purpose of the Staff Bioinformaticist 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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.