Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Genome Informatics

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Delaware
Job Location: 
Newark, DE, USA
Job Description: 

The Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (CBCB) at the University of Delaware ( is seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher in Clinical Genome Informatics for computational analysis of clinical genomics data with a focus on large-scale next-generation sequencing (NGS) data for personalized medicine.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will utilize computational genomics approaches to generate biological insights from next-generation sequencing and other “omics” data. This will include interfacing with CBCB researchers and graduate students in design, development, and execution of a series of analysis pipelines to expand the Center’s capacity for supporting clinical sequence data, including personalized genomics. The position will also interact with clinicians, providing bioinformatics support, as well as applying their feedback to the analysis process. Initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for additional years subject to satisfactory progress. Research excellence may lead to a potential career path toward a research faculty position.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Medicine, Medical Informatics, or related discipline; strong background in statistics, genetics, molecular biology and genomics; experience in computational analysis of clinical/biomedical genomic data, including analysis of high-throughput sequence data such as identification of genomic SNPs, structural variants, copy number variations (CNVs), transcriptomic data, and genome assembly; and strong bioinformatics skills, including proficiency with Linux computing environment, bioinformatics programming/scripting, working knowledge of database and web development, and familiarity with common statistics packages and bioinformatics tools and web resources. The candidate should have a proven track record of flexibility and successful teamwork, excellent analytical skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience supporting data analysis in a CLIA-approved healthcare setting is a plus.

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About Our Organization: 

The CBCB leads an interdisciplinary, cross-campus and inter-institutional initiative to expand bioinformatics research and education in Delaware. The Center is comprised of over 60 affiliated faculty from across five colleges at UD, supporting graduate degree programs and high-impact bioinformatics and computational biology research. Through the CBCB Bioinformatics Core Facility, the Center provides expertise and computational infrastructure, including state-of-art NGS analysis capabilities, to support life sciences, systems biology, and translational research. Translational medicine is fostered through collaboration with the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) partner institutions, including Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care Health System, and Thomas Jefferson University, as well as regional industries such as AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical.

The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.