Postdoc Research Associate

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Position TitlePostdoc Research AssociateVacancy IDPDS001120DepartmentLineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801Position TypePostdoctoral Scholar Posting Details

Salary RangeDependent on Education/QualificationsFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1Proposed Start DateEstimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open DatePosting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

A Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Laboratory aims to understand the pathogenesis and pharmacogenomics of pancreatic cancer in order to accelerate its treatment. Using a combination of molecular and genomic data, and human in mouse models, we have identified four core subtypes in pancreatic cancer with important biologic and clinical implications. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate in cancer genomics and personalized medicine who will be responsible for computational method development, data analysis, and experimental design. The qualified candidate will integrate information from a combination of sources, including high throughput screens, proteomic, and next-gen sequencing data in order to generate and validate hypotheses of therapeutic relevance to pancreatic cancer.

The ideal candidate will have excellent qualifications in a quantitative/computational field with a strong interest in learning cancer biology and/or wet bench techniques. Candidates from a largely wet bench background with a Ph.D. may be considered if the quantitative/computational background is excellent.

Educational Requirements

Ph.D. in a quantitative/computational field or a Ph.D. with an equivalent certificate in a quantitative/computational field is required.

•Have experience in handling large datasets and have applied/developed computational algorithms in the context of molecular biology.
•Have a thorough understanding of common statistical tests and distributions.
•Be able to collaborate with experimental team members for validation of computational results.
•Be comfortable maintaining datasets, as well as displaying and interpreting processed data for publication.
•Work alongside domain experts in the optimization and development of experimental measurement platforms and protocols.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful, the candidate must have experience in and interested in developing several of the following skill-sets:
•Thorough knowledge of cancer biology, epigenetics, proteomics, and transcriptomics
•Familiarity with next-generation sequencing data analysis tools
•Experience working in Linux environments, including batch job management on shared computing resources
•Familiarity with a variety of supervised and unsupervised classification techniques
•Proficiency in one or more statistical or scripting languages, preferably R or MATLAB
•Knowledge of survival-based statistical analysis, e.g. Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier analysis
•Working knowledge of best-practices for machine learning to avoid over fitting
•Familiarity with common experimental techniques in molecular biology
•Ability to communicate scientific material and collaborate well with computational and non-computational partners
•Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to perform both self-directed and guided research
•Outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
•Willingness to assist in the mentorship and training of pre-doctoral researchers

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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      Posted: 1/22/2019
      Application Due: 8/22/2019
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