Miami, Florida
Mar 28, 2018
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Health & Medical
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Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Sylvester Cancer Center is seeking an Assistant Scientist for the Cancer Epigenetics to work in a highly collaborative, multi-researcher program investigating the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of cancer. Responsibilities: We are seeking highly motivated individuals to develop and implement innovative computational approaches for analyzing high throughput genomic and epigenomic data, including but not limited to, integrated cancer risk prediction model, cancer subtype discovery, genomic and epi-genomic data integration, single cell RNA-Seq data analysis, non-coding RNA data analysis, and other datasets. Projects will include next-generation sequencing based profiling studies of DNA methylation, hydroxymethylation, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and RNA-seq to elucidate the role of epigenetic regulation in cancer biology. Applicants should hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have strong computational biology skills. Previous experience with epigenome-wide assays is preferred. The successful candidate will be working in a collaborative environment with multiple faculty members, biostatisticians and bioinformaticians on translational cancer research.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Statistics, Genetics, Computer Science, or a related field. Excellent communications skills in English (both verbal and written). Proficiency in using R/Bioconductor and Perl/Python for genomic data analysis is required. Solid training in quantitative sciences. Experience with R/Bioconductor. Experience with Next-generation sequencing data analysis. Understanding of epigenome biology. Strong programming skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. The ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Ability to write manuscripts independently.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

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