Winston Timp (https://timplab.org/) is searching for new postdoctoral fellows to join his research lab at Johns Hopkins. This position would focus on projects involving RNA, including native RNA sequencing, RNA secondary structure, ribosome profiling, spatial transcriptomics, epitranscriptomics, and translational dynamics. However, candidates will have the opportunity to explore and contribute to other research areas including non-model organism genome assembly, epigenomic characterization, and proteomic characterization.
Winston is committed to providing strong mentorship and personalized training to achieve the postdoctoral fellow’s unique long-term career goals. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to engage in scientific and professional development including presenting their work at local and national conferences, mentoring students, and teaching, if they so choose. We are a friendly, supportive, and highly collaborative group - working with groups within Hopkins, across the country, and even the world to answer new and exciting questions in biology. The postdoctoral fellow will join the large, vibrant community of genomics research happening at Johns Hopkins and surrounding institutions.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, physics, biology, molecular biology, computer science, or other related discipline; this should be accompanied by a solid track record in research as evinced by a strong publication record. Successful candidates will also have excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, and a proven track record of collaborative, peer-reviewed publications. Ideal candidates should be well versed in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or computational techniques. Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: next-generation sequencing, genome assembly, epigenetics, long-read sequencing, biostatistics. Appointments will be in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (https://www.bme.jhu.edu/). For more information about postdoctoral fellowships on the JHU Homewood campus, see: https://postdoc.jhu.edu/
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of two references to Winston Timp (email@example.com), using the subject header “Timp Lab Postdoc Application”.
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis starting April 1, 2021
About Johns Hopkins University Timp Lab
Winston Timp is an associate professor in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His lab’s focus is on the development and application of sequencing technologies to gain a deeper understanding of biology and a more accurate set of clinical tools for human disease. Timp’s research integrates the principles of biophysics, molecular biology, and computational biology to create new tools for exploring the epigenomes and genomes of different lifeforms, ranging in size from the flu virus to hummingbirds to California redwoods. Based on the knowledge gained from these studies, Timp and his lab apply their toolsets to clinical samples for the diagnosis, surveillance and treatment of human disease. Recent projects in Timp’s lab include new sequencing methods to diagnose infectious disease, new methods to characterize RNA biology, and examining single molecule epigenetics of cancer.