Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Regulatory Genomics

Organization
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
10 Discovery Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
Job Description

The postdoctoral position is focused on development and application of computational methodologies on regulatory genomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics. Of particular interest includes but is not limited to understanding the structure, function, and variation of RNA, chromatin, and regulatory network. The methodologies will be broadly applied to precision genomic medicine such as neurological diseases, aging, and cancer.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a highly self-motivated individual with a Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or a related quantitative field.
1. Solid quantitative background with demonstrated ability to design and implement models and algorithms.
2. Cutting-edge knowledge in genomics/epigenomics/transcriptomics with research experience on next generation sequencing data.
3. Programming experience in a UNIX/Linux environment using a script language (e.g., Python) and a statistical language (e.g., R).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a CV, a research statement with a proposal for future projects to be conducted in the Ouyang Lab, and contact information of three references to Prof. Zhengqing Ouyang at zhengqing.ouyang AT jax.org.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, genome technology, cancer, aging, stem cell, neurobiology, immunology, and microbiome. The Laboratory is recognized internationally for its excellence in research and educational activities, unparalleled genomic resources, and outstanding research support services. It is voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States for 2012 in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is part of a $1.1 billion new venture between The Jackson Laboratory and the state of Connecticut. The institute is located in a new, dedicated, state-of-the-art research building, a 183,000 ft2 space incorporating a broad range of the most advanced research laboratories and supporting facilities. It is within 2-hour drive of both New York City and Boston.

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