The Computer Science department at Georgia State University is looking for strong PhD candidates to join its exciting Next Generation program in the Bioinformatics cluster. The candidate would work under the supervision of Dr. Murray Patterson, however there will be ample opportunity to collaborate with other faculty, labs and industry.
The ideal candidate should have some background in:
- data analysis, interpretation and visualization
- mathematical modeling
- C/C++, Python, or other modern programming languages
- some familiarity with the unix/linux environment
Candidates with a BSc. or MSc. in computer science, mathematics or similar disciplines will be considered. Knowledge of biology/bioinformatics is not a must, but is a plus. Candidates from biology or chemistry with a strong computational component will also be considered.
The planned start date is September 2020 (fall semester), or January 2021 (spring semester) at the latest. Interested applicants should compose a single PDF file containing the following:
- a cover/motivation letter
- (unofficial) transcripts of your grades
- the contact details of 2-3 professional references
Please send this PDF in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "PhD application GSU"
The Department of Computer Science has a current enrollment of about 75 graduate students, and is active in research areas including bioinformatics, graphics and visualization, networks and distributed systems, and algorithms. The department emphasizes interdisciplinary research: it runs its own bioinformatics program, and participates in Georgia State's Molecular Basis of Disease and Brains and Behavior programs. U.S. News and World Report ranks Georgia State as #2 in Most Innovative Schools, nationally. Georgia State University is located in the vibrant and multicultural Atlanta, a city which is quickly becoming a major technology hub in the country.