A postdoctoral research position is available at The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in the area of Cancer Genomics. This individual will be responsible for development, implementation, and support of software applications related to variant detection and interpretation from high-throughput experiments involving hundreds of individuals.
Our group’s focus is on translating discoveries from large-scale sequencing into novel hypotheses and medically actionable information. This requires pioneering new software methods that work in tandem with cutting-edge genomic technology to identify variants that contribute to disease, including mutations, gene expression data, epigenetic modification, copy number, and structural variation. These drive more integrated analysis methods that fuel our understanding of biological function at the pathway and cellular levels. Using information from thousands of tumors across dozens of cancer types, we aim to address biological questions that were previously unanswerable about the origins and progression of cancer.
This position requires extensive communication and collaboration with our group of computational biologists, programmers, and clinicians, and includes opportunities to initiate and contribute to publication of novel methodologies and scientific findings.
1. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
2. Prepares and submits papers on research.
3. Assists in the design of research experiments.
4. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
5. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
6. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
7. Maintain compliance with good scientific practices including the maintenance of adequate research records
8. Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
9. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
10. Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University