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PostDoctoral Positions -Systems Biology and Bioinformatics- The University of Texas (United States)

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Location:  Houston, TX, United States

Deadline:  May 24 ,2016

Description: The Department of Systems Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center invites applications for multiple postdoctoral positions in Bioinformatics and/or Computational Biology starting immediately. The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment with world-class experts and state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, which provide unique and ideal career development opportunities. Using integrative computational and experimental approaches, we seek to understand the fundamental genotype-phenotype relationships underlying cancer development and immunity at the systems level, aiming to stratify and functionalize genomic mutations to aid cancer diagnosis and therapy in the era of precision medicine. Successful candidates will be supervised by Dr. Nidhi Sahni at MD Anderson. Our representative publications include Cell (2015), 161: 647-60; Cell (2015), 161: 661-73; Cell (2014), 159: 1212-26; Genes Dev (2014), 28: 1957-75; Hum Mol Genet (2015), 24: 3005-20; Curr Opin Genet Dev (2013), 23: 649-57. Over the years, our work has received numerous citations worldwide and immense media coverage.

MD Anderson is ranked number one in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report and also number one in the number of awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute. It offers excellent cancer research training programs and unmatched scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center that contains over 50 biomedical institutions for patient care, basic and translational research, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University.

Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in bioinformatics, computer science or computational biology. Proven track record of strong publications, good spoken and written communication skills are required. Previous experience with cancer genomic datasets such as TCGA, ICGC, etc. would be a plus. Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: (1) strong programming skills (R and/or Python | C | Java); (2) next-generation sequencing analysis (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, etc); (3) network analysis; (4) protein and RNA structural analysis; (5) strong quantitative and statistical background (machine learning, Bayesian inference, etc.)

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your past research experience/skills and future research interests/plans, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to nsahni@mdanderson.org, with the subject line “Systems Biology/Bioinformatics Postdoc Application”.

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