Post-doctoral Fellowship Positions

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
Job Location: 
Phoenix, AZ
Job Description: 

These positions entail bioinformatics analysis of cancer genome sequencing data from next generation sequencing technologies for assisting in clinical decision-making. The applicant will be involved in NGS data analysis and interpretation, and clinical genomics knowledge mining and content derivation. Both assistant professor and post-doctoral fellowship positions are available. Multiple positions are available.


The ideal applicant will have a keen understanding of cancer genomics and clinical research through publication(s). The ideal applicant should have a keen understanding of cancer pathways and targeted therapeutics through publication(s). While this will be a bioinformatics-focused position, emphasis will be given on individuals with some experimental training or knowledge, individuals with an understanding of cancer biology and/or individuals with drug development.
Significant experience (peer reviewed publication) in the generation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data is desired. This includes all of the following: 1) Sample assessment (DNA and RNA), 2) Next Generation Sequencing library preparation and quality control for multiple platforms, 3) Intimate knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing systems, 4) Knowledge of tools used for NGS data processing and analysis of DNA and RNA human sequencing. Experience development of databases for curating cancer genome alterations for data mining and querying is a plus.

Education and Experience Requirements
The candidate must have experience in Unix-based high-performance computing environments with demonstrated experience in statistical programming languages (R/S+/Matlab) and scripting languages (Perl/Python). Additional experience in C+/Java is helpful.
Ph.D. in applicable field.

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TGen is a non‐profit biomedical research institute based in Phoenix, Arizona, focused on research that can help patients with cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other debilitating conditions. Working with a worldwide network of collaborators in the scientific and medical communities, TGen researchers study the genetic components of both common and complex diseases. Through genomic analysis, we learn how DNA, genes and proteins – the microscopic building block of life – can affect human health. Our 35 lead investigators and nearly 200 support personnel at sites in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Flagstaff, Arizona, are dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life through precision medicine, best defined as the right therapy, for the right patient, at the right time.