Pediatric Bioinformatician

University of Utah School of Medicine in Utah

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 7, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Pediatric Bioinformatician.  The Bioinformatician will play a leadership role in the analysis and interpretation of genetic data generated through the Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH) Pediatric Cancer Program and will help to create an analysis pipeline for genomic data and integration among other projects in the PCH Pediatric Cancer Program.  In addition to helping members of the PCH Pediatric Cancer Program, this individual may be asked to work on data interpretation for other members of the Department of Pediatrics as needed and as available (although the primary focus of this position will remain on cancer).  This individual will need to be responsible for the interpretation and analysis of both germline and somatic genomic data. 


Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. as well as successful completion of a post-doctoral program in bioinformatics.  Candidates must also have experience with whole Exome Sequence interpretation and analysis.  The successful candidate will receive a faculty appointment on the rank and track commensurate with experience.


Interested individuals can apply at  Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.  For additional information about the position, please contact: Richard S. Lemons, M.D. at


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.


The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect.  The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.