Postdoctoral Fellow

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123


Job Description

We have an immediate opening a Postdoctoral Fellow.

This individual will conduct research and development in a fast paced and collaborative environment, improve and/or develop novel analytical methods for analysis and integration of large-scale, heterogeneous (mostly genomic) data sets in order to improve rapid identification of genetic events in clinical samples from pediatric patients, and work closely with our industry and academic partners as required, acting as a liaison in translating requirements and/or development end products at either sites. S/He will provide data management & analyses services, contribute quality research & conceptual support to projects, and conduct studies of related literature and research to support the design and implementation of projects and development of reports, ensuring conceptual relevance, comprehensiveness, and currency of information. This candidate will write and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals/digests that highlight findings from research and experimental activities ensuring consistency with the highest standards of academic publication. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD or PhD in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or other related disciplines
  • Proven ability to lead and coordinate complex projects and multidisciplinary teams and meet the requirements of diverse stakeholders
  • Experience interpreting NGS variant call results within a clinical context
  • Familiar with typical bioinformatics pipelines and (open source) tools for rare mendelian diseases and/or cancer
  • Practical experience with variant annotation tools and databases
  • Strong background in at least one programming language (Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, R), scripting, and statistical analysis software (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS and or equivalent analytical software)
  • Strong scientific problem solving skills, ability to analyze and interpret experimental data, ability to communicate results in a concise manner both verbally and in writing, and have a solid track record of scientific achievement as documented by peer-reviewed scientific journal publications
  • Development experience with databases (MySQL, SQL server, SQLlite, Oracle, etc) and big data (NoSQL, etc)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with a Linux computing environment
About Our Organization

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine and Illumina Inc are recruiting joint post-doctoral candidates with a strong computational biology and quantitative genetics background as part of collaboration to help push the boundaries of clinical pediatric care in NICU using next-gen sequencing technologies and systems medicine approaches. The Institute enjoys strong partnerships and collaborations with academic, industry and other pediatric care institutions, to advance the mission of providing the best health care for children. Located in beautiful San Diego, CA, this position presents a fantastic opportunity for qualified individuals to work, contribute and grow in a highly collaborative environment.

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