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Washington University of St. Louis Bioinformatics Research Assistant - Molecular Microbiology - 50205 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Molecular Microbiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Assists with research projects including computational data analysis and documentation of experimental results.


  1. Assists research with implementation of:
  2. Existing algorithms and computer software for analyzing data sets derived from NGS-based experiments (including RNA-seq, CLIP-seq and ribosome profiling experiments).
  3. Data management and analysis solutions that assist in storage, investigation and dissemination of large data sets.
  4. Works with research team to develop new algorithms to support studies.
  5. Assists with reporting of methods, data and results.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related field; OR combined education and experience of five years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good understanding of computational biology.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large complex data sets, such as sequences, microarray gene expression studies, human genetic studies, and model organism studies, and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
  • Expertise in standard bioinformatics tools.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Bioinformatics Research Assistant - Molecular Microbiology - 50205

Job ID: 50205

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular