Smathers Internship in Bioinformatics Literacy and Instruction in Genomics

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jul 30, 2022
Casual

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Student Assistant

Job Description:

This internship offers the opportunity to develop educational content to facilitate learning bioinformatics for genomics research and practice. This educational material will be made available through the Smathers Libraries’ digital platform. This internship will require familiarizing with bioinformatics procedures, with the opportunity to gain bioinformatic skills. Responsibilities include searching, evaluating, and synthesizing information from journals, books, and bioinformatics discussion groups and forums; developing digital tutorials for bioinformatics tools and methods; presenting the bioinformatics resources to potential user-groups on campus; and weekly meetings with the Bioinformatics Librarian to update on progress. Additionally, this internship will allow the participant to develop skills in science education and communication and contribute to increasing accessibility to participation in bioinformatics and genomics research. The internship will begin in September 2022 and continue through April 2023.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, up to 10 hours per week (total of 160 hours/semester)

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Search, evaluate and synthesize information from journals, books, and bioinformatics discussion groups and forums.
  • Develop digital tutorials for bioinformatics tools and methods.
  • Present the bioinformatics resources to potential user-groups on campus.
  • Meet weekly with the Bioinformatics Librarian to update on progress.
  • Complete all training as required by the Smathers Libraries.
  • Provide semester reports and presentations for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023, outlining the processes and outcomes of the work done.
Expected Salary:

$15 per hour

Minimum Requirements:
  • This position is open to all students who are eligible to work on campus and will be employed through student Other Personnel Services (OPS) and must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Registered students are employed on a part-time basis, up to 20 hours per week.

  • Strong knowledge in biology and genetics.
  • Interest in science education and communication.
  • Interest in developing bioinformatics skills.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current graduate student in good academic standing.
  • Knowledge of Unix environment.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics tools and methods.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No