We are looking for a highly motivated computational biologist to join our interdisciplinary team of research biologists, medical doctors, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists studying cancer and other human diseases. We are at the forefront of developing computational tools to previously unapproachable problems through creative use of big data in biomedical and clinical research. Combining bioinformatics and experimental approaches to advance precision medicine, we have made important contributions to large scale cancer genome studies, including TCGA, ICGC, and CPTAC. We have also created various cancer and other diseases models that are valuable in studying the etiology and treatment for these diseases. We combine in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro methods to study the pathogenic mechanisms in a multi-disciplinary manner. Ongoing projects in our laboratories involve cancer proteogenomics, molecular circuitry regulating tumorigenesis, pathogenesis of human diseases, and functional genomic studies based on new discoveries from next generation sequencing. This individual will participate in and lead research projects using computational biology approaches to address questions that are both fundamental in biology and highly relevant to the clinic. Further information about our research can be found at http://dinglab.wustl.edu/.
Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.
Requirement: PhD/MD or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree in a relevant field is required. The position depends on having knowledge and experience in the synergistic areas of computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics/statistics, applied science (physics/engineering), and computer science. Required attributes include demonstrated ability to work both independently and on a team, communicating with laboratory staff and investigators, ability to generate, analyze, and organize data and reports, ability to give oral presentations in various settings, and ability to assist in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. Experience with computer software is a must.
Application information: Job location: Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA. Duration: up to 3 years and potentially extendable depending on funding and performance. Base pay commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
A cover letter (briefly stating your research interests and goals) and a CV (with names and contact information of three references) should be sent to Dr. Li Ding at lding@WUSTL.EDU.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.