Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 112805
The Miller laboratory at the University of Washington has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral scholar position focused on using long-read sequencing (LRS) to identify missing disease-causing variation, evaluate normal patterns of human variation, and develop new tools for the analysis of LRS data. The Miller lab is focused on using new technology, such as long-read DNA and RNA sequencing to identify missing disease-causing variation, identify novel variants that contribute to disease, and make new gene-phenotype associations. For details see the laboratory website at www.millerlaboratory.com.
The position is flexible in that projects can be tailored to fit the long-term interests of the individual. The position will be mostly computational, with opportunities for bench work as desired by the individual filling the role. In general, the position will lead analysis of LRS data generated from unsolved clinical samples recruited to a research protocol, from control samples that promote the development of LRS-based clinical tests, and use LRS data to identify patterns of normal human variation. The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of human genetics, disease-causing processes, be comfortable using the command-line to manage large quantities of data, and be comfortable with at least one programming language (such as Perl, Python, or Rust). This position will interact with local, national, and international collaborators, contribute to publications, and be encouraged to travel to national and international conferences relevant to the interests of the individual.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows. Analyze original sequencing data to identify disease-causing variants missed by prior clinical testing or to identify normal patterns of human variation difficult to fully evaluate using prior testing methods. Assist with data management and organization. The individual will also work with collaborators and other lab members to strategize and apply for new research grants, participate in established and new projects, and participate in the study design for new projects.
Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are initially for 12-months with opportunities to renew. This appointment may not exceed 5 years. Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website. Anticipated start date would be as early as November 1, 2022 and is negotiable.
MD or PhD in genetics, mathematics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, or related fields.
Proficiency in at least one programming language such as Python, Rust, or Perl
Familiarity with both short- and long-read genome sequencing techniques
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Interested candidates should upload their CV (including a full list of publications), a statement of research interests, and contact information for three referees. For questions please email Dr. Danny Miller (email@example.com).
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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