Postdoc: Computational Biology | Systems Biology | Bioinformatics

Job Location
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lilia Iakoucheva at the University of California, San Diego (

Genomics and genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders: A postdoctoral position is open to applicants with strong computational biology/systems biology/bioinformatics/statistics/networks backgrounds who are interested in applying their experience to study psychiatric disorders (autism and schizophrenia). The focus of the project is to utilize heterogeneous high-throughput datasets (WES, WGS, RNA-Seq, proteomics) to discover druggable networks and pathways involved in the brain disorders.


Qualified candidates must have a PhD and a demonstrated strong ability in bioinformatics, systems biology, sequence analyses, network analyses or genetics including expertise in high-throughput data analyses, such as RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, CLIP-Seq, epigenomics, NGS, proteomics. Strong programming skills (Python, Java, R, C++ and Unix/Linux shell) are required. The candidate should also be familiar with NGS algorithms and tools, such as Bowtie, cufflinks, BWA, STAR, RSEM, UCSC Genome Browser, samtools, bedtools, vcf-tools etc. The knowledge of machine learning (deep learning, SVM and Bayesian inference) is a plus.
The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and strong publication record (at least one first-author publication is required). 

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