Postdoctoral Research Associate - Developmental Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR60711
Two postdoctoral researcher positions in Bioinformatics and Data Sciences are available in the laboratory of Bo Zhang at Department of Developmental Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. We are seeking highly motivated individuals for the postdoctoral researchers.Â
Our NIH-supported research program will investigate the epigenetic regulation of transposable element in human genome.Â The successful candidates will join an internationally competitive scientific environment, and is expected to work closely with colleagues in Developmental Biology, Center of Regenerative Medicine, and other research institutes at Washington University.
The successful candidates will have an outstanding computational research background in genomics and epigenomics. They will apply computational techniques in analyzing large-scale genomics/epigenomic data, create data-driven models and data visualizations, design and conduct independent research, write and prepare manuscripts, and assist in grant applications.
Ph.D. degree in computer science, statistics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, computational biology or a related discipline.
Excellent programming, database and interactive web application skills (e.g. Python, R, C).
Proficiency in the manipulation and statistical analysis of large datasets from different sources and in different formats.
Experience in conducting and organizing research projects.
Experience in the application of genomics data analysis, as well as the development of bioinformatics pipelines to deal with the analyses and interpretation of large omics data.
Previous experience in biology, particularly human genetics.
Experience in single cell omics data analysis and machine learning.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
To apply, please sendÂ a CV with a cover letter and the names of three referencesÂ to Bo Zhang, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
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