Postdoctoral / PhD Fellowships in Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Organization: 
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location: 
Farmington, Connecticut, USA
Job Description: 

Postdoctoral fellow and PhD student positions are available in the Ouyang Lab at the research institute Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. The Ouyang Lab specializes in developing novel statistical and computational methodologies to study genome regulation. Our specific research interests include but are not limited to gene expression, noncoding RNA, and chromatin organization. We have direct access to large-scale datasets from cutting-edge sequencing technologies and disease model systems, working in close collaboration with experimentalists.

Postdoctoral Fellows
Well-suited candidates should have Ph.D. experience in bioinformatics, statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or related fields. Strong programming skills (R and Python/Perl/C/C++), statistical modeling expertise, and good publication records are essential. Prior experience in next generation sequencing and high-throughput genomics is a strong plus.

Ph.D. Students
Candidates should have a Master's degree in a quantitative discipline. Outstanding candidates with Bachelor's degree will be considered. The preference will be given to candidates with excellent programming skills and experience in statistical modeling and bioinformatics research. Interested candidates should apply to the Bioinformatics Track of the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program at the University of Connecticut (http://www.bme.uconn.edu/application-procedure.php) and meet the requirements there.

Contact Information: 

For any position, interested applicants should submit a CV, a brief statement of research accomplishments and career goals, and contact information of three references to Prof. Zhengqing Ouyang at zhengqing.ouyang [at] jax.org or ouyang [at] engr.uconn.edu.

About Our Organization: 

The Jackson Laboratory offers a unique research and training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, unparalleled genomic resources, and outstanding research support services. It is voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States for 2012 in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is a new research institute dedicated to improving human health through genomic approaches, as part of a $1.1 billion new venture between The Jackson Laboratory and the state of Connecticut. It plans to hire 30 scientific group leaders in the next few years. The institute is located in Farmington, on the University of Connecticut Medical School's campus and in the Hartford metropolitan area. It is within 40 minute drive of New Haven and 2 hour drive of both New York City and Boston.

Ouyang Lab website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~zho13001/
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine website: http://www.jax.org/ct/
Bioscience Connecticut website: http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/jackson_laboratory/