A bioinformatics Postdoc position is currently available. The lab focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation during cellular development and differentiation of immune cells through integration of multi-omics data and new tool developments (see Immunity 2018 for chromatin re-organization of early T cell; Nat Methods 2018 for chromatin loops during T cell activation; Nat Immunology 2017 for histone methylation MLL4 complex in Treg differentiation; Nat Immunology 2013 for lincRNA in T cells; Cell 2012 for c-Myc during B cell activation). Future research will explore environmental epigenomics related to immunotoxicants and autoimmune diseases.
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 with first/co-first author manuscripts (submitted or published). Research subjects may include algorithm development to address computational challenges in processing emerging types of sequencing data, building biomedical web-servers or databases, or applying data integration to various NGS data, such as RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq/DNase-Seq, for biomedical discoveries. The position also expect close collaboration with biologists and/or physician scientists within the department and across the university.
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 12531”, or simply click here. 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 ().
Founded in 1867, West Virginia University 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. WVU is West Virginia's major research and development center, and its only comprehensive doctoral-granting institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WVU as a comprehensive doctoral institution with medical programs - placing it among only 50 such public and 28 private institutions nationwide. Morgantown and its vicinity are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities and private industry. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.
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