Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Genomics

Organization
University of Virginia - Center for Public Health Genomics
Job Location
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Job Description

The Miller Laboratory at the University of Virginia seeks a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral research associate with a background in bioinformatics or computer science to investigate the genetic basis of coronary artery disease (and other related diseases). This project will focus on the integration of large-scale human genetic and multi-omic datasets (e.g. bulk and single-cell RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) from normal and diseased environments. Ultimately the goals of this work are: 1) to elucidate novel disease associated loci and regulatory profiles, 2) to map context-specific gene-gene and gene-environment interactions, and 3) to construct and test causal regulatory networks. The candidate will also be encouraged to work with collaborators to assist in building bioinformatics software and infrastructure around these genomic datasets. 

The candidate will have access to a broad range of large-scale genetic and genomic datasets and will be exposed to a stimulating and multi-disciplinary environment in the Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG). This work will involve close collaborations with members of the CPHG and the newly formed Data Science Institute. The candidate will also benefit from strong collaborations with faculty members of the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center and in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. 

Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, genetics or related field required in hand by appointment start date. Expertise in a quantitative field involving computational analysis is expected. The successful candidate will have knowledge of human genetics, statistical genetics and molecular biology, as well as proficiency in scripting (e.g. python, C/C++, Bash) and data analysis (e.g. R). Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Proficiency in database language (e.g. SQL, Reddis, Mongo) is preferred, as is proficiency in machine learning, deep learning or artificial intelligence. 

How to Apply

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621335. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a current CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.  

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Clint L. Miller ([email protected]).  

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

About Our Organization

The Miller Lab of Cardiovascular Functional Genomics is located in the Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG) at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The CPHG was established in 2007 and focuses on translational and personalized medicine by moving gene discovery (and the manner in which genes interact with environment) into the delivery of health care and of disease prevention both in clinical settings as well as in the community. 

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