Department Description: Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)
Brief Posting Description:
The George Washington University, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is looking for a driven, sociable and experienced bioinformaticist to join our research group as a post-doctoral fellow. Our team is conducting studies that integrate microbial genomics with epidemiology to reveal the role of the human microbiome in health and disease and to track the emergence and dissemination of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team to develop and apply novel bioinformatics tools to facilitate public health research.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently and with a team, and must be able to manage his/her time across multiple concurrent projects.
• Collaborate with epidemiologists, physicians, microbiologists, molecular biologists, and public health practitioners to address critical research needs.
• Develop algorithms to solve problems for which no tools are readily available.
• Design, implement, test, deploy and document novel software applications.
• Develop web-based analysis pipelines, ensuring scalability for large data sets.
• Prepare peer-reviewed journal articles detailing novel discoveries and softwares.
• Assist in the preparation of grant applications.
• Apply for external grant funding to support health-related bioinformatics research.