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The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is seeking to hire an Assistant Research Scientist (advertising pending) to provide informatics support and take a major role in data analysis, method development, software evaluation, and training in order to advance biomedical research programs at The University of Iowa. The position will analyze next-generation sequencing data from exome, RNA-Seq, Chip-Seq, metabolomics and metagenomics sources from both clinical and research sources. The focus will be bioinformatics as a service to help answer relevant clinical and research questions. Applicable background checks will be conducted.
As one of the premier research institutions in the nation, The University of Iowa is committed to advancing knowledge and education through discovery, application, and creative work. Many of today’s most exciting and important research frontiers transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. To maintain and strengthen the University of Iowa's research and creative excellence, the UI is facilitating multidisciplinary scholarship, instruction, and public service. This is the aim of the cluster hire initiative. As a centerpiece of the UI 2010‐2016 strategic plan, Renewing the Iowa Promise: Great Opportunities—Bold Expectations, the cluster initiative will bring 100 new tenured and tenure‐track faculty to campus to collaborate with existing faculty in multidisciplinary cluster areas focused on many of the “Grand Challenges” of the 21st century.
The University of Iowa has a distinguished record of clinical care and research in genetics beginning in the 1970s, but there are compelling needs to have a new generation of faculty to keep pace in teaching and research with rapid changes in technologies, computational approaches to genetics and the ethical, legal and social issues created by the role of genetics in insurance, forensics, patenting and behavior.
The Genetics Initiative will add ten new faculty members to address the current needs of genetic research and translational science as well as anticipating future growth in these areas.
The Informatics Initiative was announced in Fall 2013 with a goal of developing a comprehensive and cohesive action plan that strengthens informatics
education, training, research and collaborative support at the
University of Iowa across the diversity of campus activities and needs.
The University of Iowa's Aging Mind and Brain Initiative aims to bring the full force of experts in both the sciences and humanities to solve the specifically cognitive problems involved with growing older, and allow us not merely to survive as we enter old age, but to flourish throughout it.
The Obesity Initiative was established at the University of Iowa in 2011 as a means to coalesce existing faculty around the problems of obesity and to recruit ten new faculty members, who will bring new analytical tools toward solutions.
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