Postdoctoral Scholars in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology

Computational Biology Institute @ George Washington University
Job Location: 
Ashburn, VA
Competitive and based on experience
Job Description: 


The Interactive Genomics Lab at George Washington University ( is recruiting creative and motivated postdoctoral scholars interested in doing bioinformatics and genomics research. Postdocs will have the opportunity to contribute to high-profile research projects as well as define their own research agenda.

The lab currently has two broad research areas:

*The Galaxy project (, which builds software and infrastructure to support large-scale computational biology and genomics analysis. Current areas of work include include the development of (a) analysis and data management tools and (b) novel interactive visualizations and user interfaces for analyzing large-scale data; and (c) distributed and high-performance computing for genomics. Galaxy is an open-source project used by thousands of investigators daily.

*Open, standardized pipelines for translational cancer genomics. This work focuses on the development of pipelines that can be widely deployed to create molecular profiles of tumors and use tumor profiles to guide disease treatment.

We are seeking postdocs with complementary research interests and skills.


*Pursue high-quality research complementary to the lab's themes in computational genome science.


The position has a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests or research plan, and a few references to Assistant Professor Jeremy Goecks at


*A PhD and background in one or more of the following areas: genomics, computer science, visualization, scientific computing, human-computer interaction, or bioinformatics.
*A strong quantitative, statistical, and applied computational background.
*A strong interest in programming and software development.
*Solid writing and communication skills.

Contact Information: 

Jeremy Goecks:

About Our Organization: 

Our lab is located in the new Computational Biology Institute at George Washington’s Virginia Science and Technology campus in Ashburn, VA, which is located about 35 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The Washington area provides tremendous opportunities for computational biomedicine research as well as a exceptionally high quality of life.