The Keck School of Medicine of The University of Southern California (USC) is seeking post-doctoral research fellows to join in their newly created Department of Translational Genomics and newly created Institute of Translational Genomics (posting ID P01475022). The newly formed Department and Institute will operate at the interface between laboratory-based research and the clinic.
We are seeking applicants with a strong background in molecular biology, statistics/biostatistics, bioinformatics, genetics, computer science or related fields, and with a demonstrated interest in translating biomedical discoveries to the clinic. Opportunities are available for both laboratory and computational tracks, with a strong preference towards individuals with a strong foundation in the wet and dry laboratories. Successful applicants will be expected to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment under the mentorship and collaboration with multiple faculty members across the department and institute. Fellows will have the opportunity to interact and train with faculty experts that uniquely combine germline genetics, cancer biology, and other heritable disease, to impact precision medicine in both pediatric and adult conditions. Fellows will interact with both industry and academia as they build the necessary skills and network to launch their career in translational genomics.
A major focus of this fellowship will be on developing the bioinformatics tools to bring precision or personalized medicine into clinical practice. A major focus will be on an integrative genomics approach, including transcriptome sequencing, methylation and other analyses along with whole genome sequencing in order to provide unparalleled insight into the molecular biology of a disease. Long-term goals will be to incorporate data from clinical trials and treatment decisions, and pharmaceutical companies in order to realize the potential for improving the treatment of human disease.