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Bioinformatics
University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Birmingham, Alabama
 
 
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Date Posted 10/08/2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Biology
Postdoctoral-Computer Science
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Sponsor: Collaborative Bioinformatics Research Lab

Academic Qualifications: PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Biophysics, Engineering or related field.

RESPONSIBILITIES

A Bioinformatics Post-Doctoral position is available in the Collaborative Bioinformatics Research Lab (http://sites.uab.edu/bioinformaticsresearchlab/).

The goal of the Collaborative Bioinformatics Research Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine is to provide high-quality modern Bioinformatics research solutions for data analyses, workflow development and consultations.

Responsibilities of the post-doctoral associate include collaborating with Clinical and Scientific Research Labs and the Director of the CBRL to work together to improve the understanding dysregulated genes responsible for human disease conditions. The Bioinformatics research would include the review and the development of new computational quantitative methods to process various types of sequencing data with the aim of generating novel biomedical discoveries. Responsibilities will include the design and implementation of reusable Bioinformatics pipelines for processing next generation sequencing data. Develop novel algorithms and integrate data visualization applications when existing software packages are not adequate. Document the procedures used in the computational analysis and provide reports suitable for inclusion in research manuscripts, grant applications and scientific progress reports.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Biophysics, Engineering or related field. PhD candidates anticipating thesis defense are encouraged to apply for hire after completion of PhD. Experience in method development and analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. Working knowledge of analyzing next generation sequencing data and technologies. Proficiency with Unix/Linux shell. Proficiency with the following programming languages Python and R required. Experience with workflow management system such as nextflow or snakemake required. Experience working with high performance computing cluster environments. Excellent communication and writing skills are required. Proven research record such as co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. Ability to work both independently and in teams. Excellent teamwork and time management with the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task across multiple research projects.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To apply, please email Dr Yvonne Edwards (yedwards@uab.edu) with the following application materials. A cover letter (including future research interests), a CV that includes a list of publications, computational skills, and the names and the contact details (the phone number and the e-mail address) of three references. The application materials should be in a single pdf file with the subject text field “Bioinformatics Post-Doctoral Position". Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Yvonne Edwards (yedwards@uab.edu).

About the University

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at UAB provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. The NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or call (205) 934-8762. Or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They may also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

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