CHGV Open Positions


The Center for Human genome Variation (CHGV) at Duke University's School of Medicine is searching for an IT Operations Manager to serve as the primary information technology IT strategist, manager, and leader for the IT infrastructure. The person serving in this position will work in collaboration with senior leadership in the CHGV, School of Medicine (SOM), and Office of Information Technology (OIT) to develop the information technology strategic initiatives, systems, and support plans.  The person will also provide oversight for data storage, systems integrity/security, compliance, disaster recovery, and software/hardware support programs.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent coursework or technical training with a minimum of four years related experience. Must have significant experience with Linux systems, high performance computing, and data center design and management.  Experience with bioinformatics is a plus.

The primary mission of the Center for Human Genome Variation (CHGV) is to identify clinically relevant and biologically informative genetic variation related to human disease predisposition and treatment response. CHGV researchers have established a number of discovery programs, focused largely around neuropsychiatric diseases.  The Genomic Analysis Facility (GAF) within the Center for Human Genome Variation provides genome sequencing and analysis as a service for large scale genomics studies. The GAF specializes in whole genome, whole exome, custom capture, and RNA sequencing using 7 Illumina HiSeq sequencers.  Analysis of CHGV generated data is done in-house using 640 computational cores with 1 petabyte of high performance local and disaster recovery storage.  High value data are also archived on tape.  The CHGV will be significantly expanding its IT infrastructure over the next two years to support ground breaking advances in sequencing technology.  This expansion will seek to leverage modern computing technologies for computation and storage, implementing novel distributed systems where appropriate.

Interested candidates should apply to requisition# 400815608 (via and submit a résumé to:

 Center for Human Genome Variation
Durham, NC 27708
Please note “ITOPSMGR” in the subject line.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employee opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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