Position available within a Clinical Pharmacology/ Pharmacogenomics laboratory for a Postdoctoral Scholar. Our laboratory focuses on the pharmacogenomics of drug response in cardiovascular medicine and hepatic drug metabolism in African Americans.
More information on your lab can be found at: http://pereralab.strikingly.com
The ideal candidate would have a good understanding of RNA-seq data, differential gene expression, eQTL analysis, and iPSC differentiation procedures. This is a highly collaborative clinically focused lab, with opportunities to interact with statistical genetics, cancer biology, gastroenterology and cardiology. This is a training position with emphasis on career development.
PhD in a discipline such as Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Statistics, Developmental Biology preferably.
First author publication record in reputable journals.
Functional Genomics experience in techniques such as CRISPR/Cas.
Experience analyzing large biological datasets.
Experience with high performance computing environments.
Ability to train others.
Skills in statistical analysis.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
A strong work ethic and commitment to timely delivery of results is essential.
Proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheet, database software, power point, statistics and other software use in scientific research analysis are required.
Eligibility to work in the US is required.
In vitro culture experience and protocol development using iPSCs is highly preferred.
Proficiency in Python and R is a plus – there are opportunities to learn these skills within the lab, but trainees must show initiative to learn these skills.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40189
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Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.