We are looking for a talented and motivated individual to join the JRaviLab (PI: Janani Ravi) as a postdoctoral researcher. In our group, we develop/apply computational approaches to analyze and visualize multiscale biological data to study microbial phenotypes and diseases, including genomes, protein sequence-structural features, transcriptomes, and pathway memberships.
Postdocs will contribute to this vision by 1) developing new computational approaches to analyze and integrate large collections of biological data, 2) applying these approaches to specific problems in microbiology and infectious diseases, and 3) communicating the methods and discoveries openly to the broader biomedical/clinical community.
In addition to participating in ongoing projects, we strongly encourage postdocs to come up with several research ideas, jointly develop them into creative projects, and lead the way in those new directions.
We are committed to building a diverse team and sustaining an inclusive and supportive environment; we strongly encourage underrepresented minorities in STEM to apply, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ folks. The position is open to international applicants, in addition to US citizens/permanent residents.
This position provides:
Freedom to work on your best ideas broadly aligned with the lab’s vision.
Several opportunities to collaborate with other smart computational and experimental researchers at MSU & elsewhere.
Resources to develop your own research program and your technical skills as you plan to move to the next stage of your career.
Opportunities to mentor students, participate in peer-review and grant-writing, and, based on your interests, participate in teaching, education, and outreach activities.
A vibrant, supportive environment: A bunch of really smart and fun colleagues; Office in a fancy central building with easy access to cafeterias; Beautiful campus; Low cost-of-living; supportive department environment and postdoctoral association (PDA) for professional development; Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Mentoring & support: In addition to being your scientific mentor, my primary responsibility is to help your personal and professional growth by facilitating all of the above. You will always find in me an audience to discuss opportunities/challenges and a strong advocate for your interests. You will also have the option to form a formal mentoring committee.
Inclusive, friendly, and supportive space for underrepresented minorities in STEM and quantitative sciences.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
A PhD or equivalent, with a strong background in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics/microbiology, statistics, computer science, machine learning, or other closely related fields.
Programming experience in R or Python w/ version control (Git). Experience with high-performance cluster computing is a plus. Familiarity with bioinformatics databases and tools would also be a bonus.
Good communication skills, willingness to collaborate openly, give/take constructive feedback, and sustain a friendly and fun lab culture.
Required Application Materials
a detailed CV that includes a link to your Google Scholar page and a list of publications
a cover letter that includes a description of your research accomplishments, how your interests connect with our group’s work, what might be some lines of future work that you are interested in, and what your future professional goals are
names & contact information for three references.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
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