Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bone Marrow Transplant & Leukemia
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR63610
A postdoctoral scholar position in the area of Genomics and Bioinformatics is available in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Maher at The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The Maher laboratory at Washington University integrates computational experimental techniques to study cancer. Our diverse and interdisciplinary team enables us to focus on translating genome based discoveries into the clinic. We are recruiting an outstanding and self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to focus on developing and applying computational methods for analyzing large-scale cancer genomics data collections from solid tumors to improve our understanding of cancer biology and identify novel therapies for treating patients. Active projects address topics such as structural variation, cancer evolution, discovery and characterization of novel long non-coding RNAs, and the development of new bioinformatics tools.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Evaluate and design experimental plans for sequencing-based projects studying the genetic basis of cancer.
Implement and develop automated pipelines to analyze high throughput sequencing data.
Integrate genetic and epigenetic changes in cancer, including mutations, gene expression data, epigenetic modification, copy number and structural variation.
Perform integrated pathway and gene network analysis related to cancer.
Analyze and interpret results to communicate with others and produce scientific publications.
Ph.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret results to communicate with others and produce scientific publications.
Graduate degree in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field with a solid background in programming and statistics.
Comfortable working on UNIX/Linux operating system, program with Perl and/or Python, and familiar with statistical analysis packages (SAS, R, or Bioconductor).
Familiarity with bioinformatics tools and genomics databases.
Previous experience in cancer genomics would be an advantage.
Strong track record of scientific achievement (publications in peer reviewed journals).
Self-motivated and eager to acquire new knowledge and skills on a regular basis.
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.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
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