Postdoctoral Fellow: Computational Clinical Genomics

Organization: 
Institute for Systems Biology
Job Location: 
Seattle
Benefits: 

ISB employee benefits include flexible work arrangements and schedules, generous vacation and sick time, a 403(b) with matching contributions, health and dental plans with 100% employee coverage, opportunities to attend and/or present at research conferences, and annual lab and Institute retreats.

Job Description: 

The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB | http://systemsbiology.org), in collaboration with Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI | http://inova.org/itmi), is seeking highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows to work at the forefront of clinical genomics research. Integrate a massive collection of clinical genomics data and electronic medical records. Develop large-scale translational analyses together with clinicians from ITMI. Revolutionize the practice of medicine.

Significant opportunities exist in statistical analysis of genomic sequencing data, development of advanced genome models, machine learning, integration of diverse genomic data types, identification of complex genotype-phenotype associations, and mining of electronic health records. You will apply one or more of these approaches to heterogeneous clinical genomic data derived from tens of thousands of patients. Multiple positions are available within the Shmulevich (http://shmulevich.systemsbiology.net/) and Hood groups (http://familygenomics.systemsbiology.net/) at ISB. You will have access to mentorship across these groups as well as specific mentorship from an assigned mentor.

Requirements: 

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field. Strong analytical and communication skills are essential, as you will be working within a large, diverse team of researchers that include clinicians, doctors, computational biologists, and engineers. You will be a team player and will contribute to multi-author papers. Your resume will demonstrate depth in computer programming as a routine part of your previous research experience. Applications should be submitted online and include a resume and a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement summarizing research interests and experience.

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About Our Organization: 

The Institute for Systems Biology is a premier, nonprofit research organization located in the heart of Seattle’s emerging biotech sector in South Lake Union, in Seattle, WA. Established as a non-traditional, multidisciplinary environment, ISB was co-founded in 2000 by Dr. Leroy Hood, a world-renowned systems biologist who was recently awarded the National Medal of Science. ISB pioneered systems biology, which harnesses and integrates the respective insights of biologists, geneticists, computer scientists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians, immunologists and others to answer some of society's most challenging questions related to health and the environment.