Job: Job: Postdoc position in Computational Biology/Systems Genetics
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Job Description Dr. Mohammadi’s lab is looking for computational postdocs to join ongoing efforts in systems genetics and precision medicine projects. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, modeling variation in non-coding genome, identifying regulatory variations that contribute to disease, and combining genetic data with health monitoring sensor data. Our research is at the interface of Bioinformatics, Statistics, and Computer Science. We develop mathematical frameworks and statistical models to address computational challenges of analyzing variation in genome and its effect on human health. We are participating in basic research, as part of large functional genomics consortia such as the GTEx, and are collaborating closely with medical doctors in clinic to ensure a translational impact.

Preferred Skills The position involves developing analysis pipelines for large genomic and biomedical datasets that are theoretically solid and biologically justified. Therefore, candidates holding a PhD in a theoretical field (e.g. Statistics, Computer Science, etc.) with a keen interest in genetics and biomedical research, or those with PhD/MD in biomedical sciences with substantial experience in scientific programming are encouraged to apply for the position. Lastly, experience in analyzing genomic data, NGS data, or probabilistic machine learning is a plus. Job Location Scripps Research, La Jolla, California, United States.

About Scripps Research Our lab is part of the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, and also the Translational Science Institute at the Scripps Research in La Jolla, California. The Scripps Research is one of the world's largest, non-profit research organizations and stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science. Nature Index recently ranked TSRI at the top stand-alone scientific institute in the United States for producing high-quality research. The Translational Science Institute at Scripps Research aims to replace the status-quo of one size-fits-all-medicine with individualized health care that is based on the known genetic factors influencing health and disease and that takes advantage of advances in digital technology for real-time health monitoring.

Interested candidates please send your CV to, Dr. Pejman Mohammadi, at firstname@scripps.edu. Applications will be reviewed from July 1st until the position is filled.

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