Postdoctoral Associate (Statistics/Computer Science)

Miami, Florida
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral research associate in the Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics Lab at the University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to work on cancer genomic research. The position will be supported by NCI U24 PGDAC (Proteogenomic Data Analysis Center) for CPTAC (Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium) grant and two other NCI R01 grants focusing on translational bioinformatics research for colorectal and triple-negative breast cancers.

The candidate will be working in a collaborative environment with multiple faculty members, biostatisticians and bioinformaticians on translational cancer research. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to develop and implement innovative computational approaches for analyzing high throughput genomic and proteogenomic data, particularly biomarker discovery and prediction model building for cancer treatments. Other research directions include multi-omics data integration, cancer subtype discovery and other integrative analysis. The candidate will have opportunity to work on multi-omics and clinical outcomes data generated by CPTAC and TCGA. Our lab has close connection with the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which provides additional opportunities to work with outstanding cancer genomic researchers on data generated from cutting-edge genomic technologies at Sylvester.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computational Biology, Genetics, Computer Science, or a related field. Experience with machine learning/statistical learning is preferred. Excellent communications skills in English (both verbal and written). Proficiency in using R/Bioconductor and Perl/Python for genomic data analysis is required.

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