Genomics Data Analyst
Minneapolis, MN
Job Description

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.


  • BS/BA in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or other scientific field and 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal 5 years.
  • Experience in Java programming
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and professional business communication style


  • Experience in bioinformatics
  • Experience developing open-source software
  • Experience writing scientificmanuscripts

The candidate will be responsible for analyzing genetic data using in house software to identify genetic variation that is associated with disease and to summarize those results for collaborators and/or for publication in scientific journals. This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Nathan Pankratz within the Division of Computational Pathology at the University of Minnesota. The lab currently has eight full time software programmers and data analysts. Therefore, depending on interest and aptitude, additional specialization is possible in one of three areas: scientific writing, open-source software development, and/or data analysis.


  • 50% time spent using new or existing software to run analyses to identify variation in the genome that leads to increased risk for various diseases. This will require the candidate to independently manage large data sets and maintain data and code that others will use as well.
  • 30% time spent developing open-source software in Java that visualizes and analyzes genetic data. Analysis methods will either implement existing algorithms or will wrap around existing tools. An innovative candidate would also have the option of designing new algorithms.
  • 20% time spent helping investigators to prepare reports, grant applications, manuscripts and presentations.

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

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Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information for three references. Applications will not be reviewed without a cover letter.

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To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Job Type Full-time