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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bioinformatics

University of Southern California
Job Location
1450 Biggy Street, NRT 6503
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA 90033
United States
Job Description

There is an exciting new opportunity at the University of Southern California for highly motivated candidates committed to developing a career in molecular biology, genomics, or bioinformatics. The trainee will analyze in-house generated sequencing datasets and integrate multi-dimensional large-scale omics datasets. The trainee is expected to lead multiple research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator and s/he will be a part of the collaborative research team who lead large genomics and epigenomics consortia to fight cancer.

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years in a research environment as a postdoctoral trainee.

Education: Applicants should hold a PhD or be close to the completion of a PhD or DPhil in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Data Science in a relevant field (e.g. Biology with strong quantitative training in bioinformatics).

Responsibility for the position includes:

a) Installing and maintaining existing open-source software.

b) Building computational infrastructure and systems to support the software.

c) Writing novel scripts to analyze next-generation sequencing datasets.

d) Developing web-based applications and tools to facilitate data analysis.

e) Preparing presentations and publishing scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The trainee may also be responsible for teaching techniques to others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background and work knowledge in algorithms, scientific computing, and machine learning or statistics is required.
  • Familiarity with R or Python, and the Unix (Linux) environment is required; skills in other programming languages (e.g. perl or java) will be a plus.
  • Experience in analyzing and annotating large omics data sets, both in exploratory and pipelined fashions, will be a plus for the position.
  • Due to the collaborative, multi-lab nature of this project, it is essential that the applicant have excellent organizational and communication skills.


How to Apply

The interested candidates should send a CV, references and the list of any publications or accomplishments to Dr. Suhn Rhie ([email protected]), from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and the Genomic and Epigenomic Regulation Program in the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.