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A Bioinformatics Postdoc position is currently available in Dr. Hu’s lab at the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology, West Virginia University (WVU). The lab focuses on mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of immune cells and cancer cells through integrative analysis of multi-omics data (public data and in-house data) and new tool developments (see Immunity 2018, PMID:29466755; Nat Methods 2018, PMID: 30150754; Nat Immunology 2017, PMID: 28759003; Nat Immunology 2013, PMID: 24056746; Cell Stem Cell 2013, PMID: 23260488; Cell 2012, PMID: 23021216). Future research will explore environment- and micro-environment-related epigenetic regulation of cancers 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 publications. Research subjects may include algorithm development to address computational challenges in processing emerging types of high-throughput sequencing data, building biomedical web-servers or databases, or applying data integration to various high-throughput sequencing data, such as RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq ATAC-Seq/DNase-Seq, and HiC, for biomedical discoveries. The position also expect collaborations 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, 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 (Hu email.jpg).

Founded in 1867, WVU 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. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WVU as a comprehensive doctoral institution with medical programs. Morgantown and its vicinity are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is an AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer.