Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioinformatics

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7058146
Posted: June 24, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. This Bioinformatics Scientist will work in a team environment studying tumor heterogeneity using whole genome sequencing and single cell sequencing approaches, among others. The project will focus on our funded NIH Cancer Systems Biology Consortium ( program at City of Hope and provide exciting opportunities to engage with top scientists and cutting edge genomic research.

Key Responsibilities include:
• The scientist will analyze high throughput sequencing data for detection of tumor heterogeneity and subclonal populaitons using WGS (for reference, please read:, as well as subclonal phenotype and pathway activity using single cell sequencing data.
• He/she will assist with managing, analyzing, and interpreting genomics data from patient cohorts in order to understand why cancer progresses with resistant tumor clones that emerge during therapy.
• The successful candidate will contribute to the development data workflow processes and pipelines.
• He/she will also have the opportunity to assist in training investigators and new users to use bioinformatics applications and databases.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
• A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required;
• Demonstrated ability to solve biologically-relevant problems requiring novel applications of exploratory data analysis and analyze data of high complexity by applying sound statistical and commonly accepted bioinformatics methods to -omics data with a collaborative project team.
• Excellent English written and oral communication skills.
• Proficient in scripting languages (phtyon, perl) and proficient with R.
• Knowledge of hardware including server.

Preferred education experience and skills:
• Experience in NGS data analysis is desirable.

Additional Information:
• For more information about Dr. Bild's research, please visit

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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