Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Genomics (High-throughput Sequencing Analysis)

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology, West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Job posting number: #7064885

Posted: February 24, 2020

Job Description

A Bioinformatics Postdoc position is currently available in Dr. Hu’s lab at the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology, West Virginia University (WVU). The lab focuses on mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of immune cells and cancer cells through integrative analysis of multi-omics data (public data and in-house data) and new tool developments (see Immunity 2018, PMID:29466755; Nat Methods 2018, PMID: 30150754; Nat Immunology 2017, PMID: 28759003; Nat Immunology 2013, PMID: 24056746; Cell Stem Cell 2013, PMID: 23260488; Cell 2012, PMID: 23021216). This position will study epigenetic mechanisms of drug resistance of multiple myeloma driven by the bone marrow microenvironment.

Strong candidates must have a PhD in the area of applied mathematics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, or other related backgrounds. The candidate should have demonstrated strong programming skills on sequence analysis, statistical modeling, and/or machine learning. The job also expects that the candidate devote 50% of time to contribute to team science across the university for collaborative research through genomic data analysis. The candidate will analyze next-generation sequencing data, including but not limited to RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, Hi-C, 16S rna-seq, microRNA, exome-seq and whole genome sequencing (WGS), generated in the lab, by collaborators, and/or from public databases. Having first-author research publications in the field of sequence analysis especially on 16S rna-Seq (microbiome), exome-seq, and WGS is a strong plus.

Competitive salary and benefits package offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu, click on the “View Jobs”, and locate “Job number 14276”, or apply using the supplied web-link. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as part of the application process. For questions or additional information, contact Dr Gangqing Hu (|m|i|c|h|a|e|l|.|h|u|@|h|s|c.|w|v|u|.|e|d|u|).

Founded in 1867, WVU is 1 of only 11 research intensive land-grant institutions offering a single health sciences campus with accredited Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy and a formative School of Public Health. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WVU as a comprehensive doctoral institution with medical programs. Morgantown and its vicinity are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is an AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer.



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