Bioinformatics Positions in Epigenomics and Neuroscience

University of Florida
Job Location: 
Gainesville, Florida, USA
experience depending


Job Description: 

Two postdoctoral/PhD-level positions are available immediately in the Brain Institute Epigenetic Center at University of Florida, College of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the United States. The McKnight Brain Institute is bringing together world experts in neuroscience, computer scientists and epigenomics to pursue collaborative, interdisciplinary basic and translational research on a variety of fundamental neuroscience problems and neurological disorders. The successful candidates will be expected to develop and utilize bioinformatics algorithms to interpret and integrate next-generation sequencing data with real-time physiological measurements both in single cells and neural circuits for a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying learning, memory and human neurological diseases as well as age-related memory loss.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have

1) a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics or related field.

2) Experience in machine learning, convex optimization, artificial intelligence and/or mathematical modeling.

3) Strong skills in at least one programming language (e.g. PERL, Python, JAVA, MATLAB, R, or C/C++) and/or large-scale data analysis skills.

Contact Information: 

Prof. Leonid Moroz, Brain Institute & Genetic Institute, & Dept of Neuroscience, University of Florida.

Please provide your CV, names of three references and evidence of your experience in the field of bioinformatics and/or computational biology and/or computer sciences. Previous experience in genome-scale assemblies, database development and maintenance, together with an ability to write custom scripts and/or algorithm development for informatics/visualization is a plus.

About the laboratory:

The laboratory of Prof. Moroz focuses on the integrative modeling of transcription and signaling pathways underlying learning, memory and neural circuit organization as well as evolution. We develop algorithms for the real-time analysis of next-generation sequencing data from single cells and functionally identified neurons as they learn and remember. We are especially interested in solving the fundamental neuroscience and biology questions through machine learning and mathematical modeling approaches.

About Our Organization: 

The McKnight Brain Institute at University of Florida, College of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the United States.

These are ideal positions for motivated, self-driven, and adventurous PhD-level scientists who would like to be integrated into interdisciplinary programs, and interact with both fundamental and clinical researchers from a location that provides excellent access to Florida’s oceans. As a part of the ongoing collaborative research, the job can also include unprecedented opportunities for World Ocean traveling including active participation in scientific expeditions to study diverse tropical marine habitats (as well as scuba diving for those interested in animal collection).