Bioinformatics at Ohio University

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BATTELLE : Bioinformatics Post Doctoral Scientist

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Our Applied Biology and Aerosol Technology (ABAT) Product Line is currently seeking a Bioinformatics Post Doctoral Scientist to participate on a multidisciplinary research team focused on human genetic association analyses. This position is located in Columbus, OH.

The Bioinformatics Post Doctoral Scientist will support data management, computational analysis and interpretation of large genomic data sets. We are performing cutting edge genomics research in the areas of human genetics, using the latest next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies combined with high performance computing techniques. Excellent verbal and written communication skills will be essential as the individual will work collaboratively with biologists and statisticians to generate data for publications and presentations at professional meetings.

Applicants must have an advanced degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, or computational biology with a strong focus on algorithm development, data structures and scientific programming.  In addition, the candidate must be detail-oriented, reliable and conscientious, with exceptional organizational, oral and written communication skills. The candidate must also be capable of independent contribution, and must be able to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.


  • Designing, planning, executing, analyzing, and reporting of experiments rooted in population genetics and genome wide associations
  • Researching, developing and evaluating novel computational approaches for next generation sequencing analysis, data transfer and analysis pipelines, and downstream analysis and visualization
  • Evaluating and integrating community-developed bioinformatics tools
  • Preparing scientific journal publications and presenting at professional meetings
  • Preparing proposals for external funding
  • Train other laboratory staff, as well as to perform certain administrative functions, as necessary, to ensure smooth functioning of experiments and timely distribution of program deliverables. A moderate amount of domestic travel is anticipated.


  • Sole U.S. citizenship, with the ability to obtain and maintain required government security clearances as a condition of employment
  • PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, or computational biology or a closely related field and a firm understanding of human genetics and molecular biology
  • A demonstrated proficiency in analysis of large population-based genetic repositories and analysis of NGS data
  • Experience with UNIX/LINUX, including shell scripting and proficiency in a scripting language (e.g., Perl or Python)
  • A proven ability to plan and execute research studies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team environment 
  • Sufficiently medically fit to work in the laboratory to perform assigned duties.


Battelle's competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, work/life balance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. For more information about our other openings, please visit



  • Student Bioinformatics Technician Positions Available

    The Ohio University Bioinformatics Laboratory (OUBL) is seeking student bioinformatics technicians to assist biology researchers in the analysis of life sciences data with bioinformatics methods. The technicians will use bioinformatics software and will develop custom bioinformatics software tools.

    The OUBL is currently seeking several undergraduate students with training in bioinformatics to work part-time on multiple research projects. Training in biology and in computer science is required. A Certificate in Bioinformatics is preferred.

    All projects require extensive collaboration with biology and computer science researchers. For example, we are currently seeking someone to work in a science-intensive laboratory, assisting with the development and use of bioinformatics methods in microbial genome research. This will involve management of biological research databases, development and use of various bioinformatics tools, and frequent oral presentations. This project requires a student who is interested in solving biological questions, discovering new concepts of microbial genomes and communicating extensively with bench scientists. The project will involve processing next-generation sequencing data (both 454 and Illumina), creating databases, genetics analysis and statistical analyses.

    Qualified applicants should apply to:

    Lonnie R. Welch, Stuckey Professor
    Director of the Bioinformatics Laboratory
    School of Elec. Eng.& Computer Science,
    Biomedical Engineering Program,
    Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
    Ohio University
    Athens, Ohio 45701
    740-593-1575740-593-1575 (office); 740-818-9521740-818-9521 (mobile)


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