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Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Employer: Des Moines University
Position: Research Associate & Programmer
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Posted: 12/15/2016
EpiMonitor ID: 2016-2249

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Des Moines University is currently accepting applications for the NIH-funded Research Associate and Programmer position.  This full-time position supports research activities under the direction of the principal investigator in the multidisciplinary field of nutrition, epigenetics, epidemiology, and cardiovascular disease in the human population.  The position will provide research support including statistical programming and analyses using human population health data and high-throughput data such as next-generation sequencing data.

Over 100 years old, Des Moines University is a health sciences graduate university comprised of three colleges offering eight graduate degrees.  Located in the #1 Best City for Young Professionals (, 2014), Des Moines University continues its vision of being a leader in innovative health education that promotes life-long learning.

Qualifications include:

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, or related fields. Graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) or bachelor’s degree with at least two years of relevant professional experience preferred.
Hands-on experience in statistical analyses of high-throughput data; particularly analysis of next-generation sequencing data from the human population preferred.

For complete job description, benefit summary, or to apply visit   Please submit resume, cover letter, writing samples and contact information for three professional references at time of online submission.  Incomplete submissions are not eligible for consideration.  Resume review and/or interview scheduling will commence immediately and continue until position is filled.

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”).   Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.





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