Post-doctoral Researcher in Population/Computational Genomics

Organization: 
University of Chicago
Job Location: 
Chicago, IL
Job Description: 

A position is available for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in the group of Barbara Stranger at The University of Chicago, in the Section of Genetic Medicine, and the Institute of Genomics and Systems Biology. The researcher will be involved in analysis of a variety of types of human genomics data, including DNA-Seq, RNA-Seq, SNPs, DNA methylation, etc. Current research in the lab includes (1) transcriptional network and pathway analysis; (2) comparative and population genomics; (3) functional genomic data integration, management, and extensive data mining; and (4) detection of disease susceptibility genes/networks. Project topics include understanding the role of genetic and epigenetic variation on transcriptional regulation in healthy human cohorts, the contribution of that variation to higher order phenotypes including immune-mediated diseases and cancer, and elucidation of the evolutionary forces shaping functional variation in humans.

Requirements: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- A Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, genomics, population genetics, or other relevant fields of biology.
- Research experience (with strong first-author publications) in computational genomics, molecular evolution, population genetics, or a closely-related field.
- Strong analytical, quantitative and computational/programming skills, ideally in C or C++ as well as in scripting languages such as perl, matlab, or R. Should be comfortable in a linux environment, with large data sets, computer clusters, and databases.
- Ability to conduct independent cutting-edge research

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in analysis of DNA-seq, RNA-seq, and/or CHiP-seq data, as well as experience constructing complex biological networks. Candidates with a multidisciplinary background, spanning both life sciences and computer sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

We seek applicants who are creative, curious, enthusiastic, and can work independently.

Contact Information: 

To formally apply, please send the following in PDF format to Barbara Stranger (bstranger at uchicago dot edu):

1. A curriculum vitae, including names of 3 referees.
2. A brief statement describing current and future research goals