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Education/Outreach Coordinator – – Research Scientist in Bioinformatics  (20002838)

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.


Education/Outreach Coordinator – Research Scientist in Bioinformatics


RESEARCH SCIENTIST IN BIOINFORMATICS Department: The NIH-funded grant Wyoming INBRE Bioinformatics Core is seeking to hire a Research Scientist. The position will support the bioinformatics research and education activities of the Core, and will include service (60%), teaching (30%), and research (10%) components.


The Core serves a state-wide network that includes the University of Wyoming (Laramie and Casper), as well as several community colleges, so some travel within the state is associated with the position.

  • The successful applicant will collaborate with faculty across the state to develop curricula and training in bioinformatics skills with college and university science instructors so that they can effectively integrate bioinformatics into their science curricula and help their students prepare for the 21st century workplace, and these activities will constitute the service component of the positions.
  • The research component is anticipated to mostly consist of co-authored publications arising from these collaborative projects. However, as long as the service goals of the positions are achieved, maintenance of an independent research program will be encouraged.
  • The teaching component will consist of organizing and conducting formal training activities (short courses, workshops), as well as one-on-one training sessions with researchers.


  •  Participate in planning, maintenance and achievement of WY INBRE goals.
  • Coordinate and attend special events as appropriate.
  • Along with other staff maintain the Bioinformatics Core’s wet and computational laboratory.


Developing Organizational Talent
Formal Presentation Skills
Individual Leadership
Quality Orientation


Education:  M.Sc. in a relevant discipline

Experience: None

Required education, licensure, certification, registration or other equipment: Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy found at:


  • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline
  • Teaching experience including development of teaching materials
  • Experience with successful interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Broad knowledge in informatics approaches to data analysis
  • Evidence of successful mentorship and supervision
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills that facilitates an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and all-around positive environment
  • Experience with -omics methods including proficiency in bioinformatics analysis of -omics data.
  • Experience in Command Line Interface and a programming language or other statistical software


Complete the online application and upload a single PDF file containing a cover letter, CV, separate teaching and research statements, and contact information for four references.  Inquiries about details of the position may be directed to Dr. Nicolas Blouin (

This position will remain open until filled however, applications received by by 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2020 will receive priority consideration.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

Primary Location: US-WY-Laramie

Job: Administrative & Executive

Posted Salary Range From: 55000 :  Posted Salary Range To: 65,000.00 : 

Shift: Day Job :  

Job Level: Non-Management

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Hiring Manager: Nicolas A. Blouin

Unposting Date: Ongoing

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