Postdoctoral Fellow Human Genetics/Genomics

UC San Diego
Job Location
9500 Gilman drive
San Diego, CA 92037
Job Description

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow in Computational Biology, with knowledge of human genetics, to strengthen our team and establish the largest index of public biomedical data. Responsibilities include:

  • Identify public data repositories containing genetic and epigenetic variation. Assist in obtaining and maintaining authorized access.
  • Establish the computational workflow to systematically extract, compute and control the quality of common, ancestry or disease informative variants present in the repositories.
  • Implement a summary genetic information module for the biomedical data index
  • Design and execute ad-mixture sensitive genetic associations for cancer susceptibility
  • Present the results in scientific meetings.
  • Write scientific reports and contribute to grant proposals.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,216.00 to $58,560.00 /year





Skills and Education

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Human Genetics/Genomics
  • Knowledge of UNIX and programming languages (Perl, Python, R).
  • Preferred knowledge of iPython notebook, Secure HIPAA compliant computing and Cloud computing.
  • Demonstrated successful, positive interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and detail oriented


Required education:

  • Doctorate


Required experience:

  • Establishment of scalable computational workflows for genomic/genetic data: 1 year
  • Knowledge of public genomic databases, queries and analysis (dbGAP, GDC, Ensembl).: 1 year
  • Solid knowledge of human genetics: 1 year
  • Preferred experience with Genome-Wide Association Studies and/or genetic ancestry/ ad-mixture anal: 1 year
  • Demonstrated experience in large biomedical parsing and analysis: 1 year

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