IGM - Post Doctoral Scientist - Genomic Medicine
Full time, Exempt, Benefits Eligible
The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is creating a future that integrates genomics into the everyday practice of pediatrics. Led by a team of internationally-renowned genomic medicine scientists, IGM is housed in the campus’ newest research building, spanning ~25,000 square feet of laboratory and office space in a highly interactive setting.
We’re looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join our Translational Research Group to analyze and interpret genomic data in pediatric cancer, epilepsy, and other rare genetic diseases and help develop novel computational approaches for data analysis. You will have the opportunity to work on a highly collaborative team, developing data analysis pipelines utilizing the elasticity of the Cloud environment and interpreting research findings for use in the clinical setting. Our Postdoctoral Scientists are given a unique training opportunity, with co-mentorship from Drs. Wilson and Mardis, with a focus on helping the candidate to establish their career as an independent investigator.
This is an exciting opportunity for a recent PhD graduate or junior postdoc to develop their translational science and computational skills in a clinical research setting, with opportunities to work on a diverse spectrum of projects which have a direct impact on pediatric patient care. Excellent verbal and written communication skills will be essential as the individual will work collaboratively with bioinformaticians, biologists, and clinicians on projects that lead to publications and presentations at professional meetings.
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- Biological interpretation of genomic data and presentation of relevant findings to research and clinical teams
- Aid in the design and implementation of novel computational tools in the genomics of cancer, epilepsy, and other rare genetic diseases
- Assist with supervision and training of graduate students and junior scientists
- Author publications in appropriate refereed scientific journals
- Present findings at local and national professional meetings
- Work towards establishing research independence by preparing proposals for external grant funding
- PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Computational Biology, or related discipline
- Necessary technical skills in the appropriate area of research
- Strong computational understanding of genomic and transcriptomic data analysis
- Must be a team player with good communication skills and an attention to detail