Postdoctoral Fellow - Genomic Medicine Department
Posted: December 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionWe seek multiple talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellows with a strong background in bioinformatics and passion in exploring the heterogeneity and evolution of tumor cells and tumor microenvironment (TME) using the state-of-the-art single cell and spatial profiling approaches. The primary research focus is to apply innovative bioinformatics approaches to dissect the tumor “ecosystem” and profile in-depth the phenotypic and functional heterogeneity, lineage plasticity and evolutionary dynamics of tumor and TME cells and cellular interactions among them to better understand cancer development, progress and therapy response.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will learn and master skills for in-depth profiling of single cell sequencing and spatial transcriptomics data; Learn and master skills for integrative analysis of high-dimensional bulk and single-cell multi-omics data; Gain rich knowledge in cancer biology, cancer genomics and immunogenomics, and cancer-specific bioinformatics; Develop skills in study design, data interpretation, presentation, and manuscript writing; Develop skills in networking, career planning, teaching, grant writing, and other professional development skills that can help prepare them for their further careers.
Individuals with a PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, data science or a related field are encouraged to apply. A strong computational background, proficiency in R and at least one additional scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl) and knowledge in biostatistics are required. Experience working with single cell sequencing data and high-performance computing environment is highly preferred. A good understanding of cancer biology, immunology, cell biology, and molecular biology is also preferred. Proven track record of publications, excellent spoken and written communication skills are required. Appointees are expected to work forty hours per week.
Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter specifying past research experience/skills/accomplishments, a Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement and the contact information of three (3) Referees to Dr. Linghua Wang at [email protected] with the subject line entitled “Postdoctoral Fellow - Application – Applicant’s Name”.
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