Post-doctoral fellowship (Bioinformatics/Computational Biology)

The George Washington University
Job Location: 
Washington, DC
Job Description: 

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.

Detailed Description:

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.

Tasks include:

• 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.


Job Requirements


• PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related field.

• Microbial bioinformatics experience
• Programming skills in appropriate industry standard 3rd and 4th generation languages and tool sets.
• Ability to work with large high-throughput Genomic datasets.
• Strong background in data mining, machine learning and mathematical modeling techniques.
• Training in phylogenetics, genetics, and evolution
• Research experience in metagenomics.
• Next Gen DNA Sequencing data analysis pipelines (454, Illumina, PacBio)
• Python, Java ,Perl ,C/C++
• R / S-plus
• Strong statistics and mathematics background
• Experience in data mining and analysis of large omics datasets
• Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
• Ability to work in a high powered computing environment

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GW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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About Our Organization: 

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.