Postdoctoral Fellow

Job description

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221534

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in Soojin Yi’s lab at the School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Tech. The initial focus of the postdoctoral researcher will be an exciting ongoing project integrating evolution, epigenomics and neuroscience. Specifically, we are pursuing a large-scale comparative neuro-epigenomic analysis of primates and epigenomics of brains from unique primate cohorts. Even though the main activities of the postdoctoral researcher will consist of computational and bioinformatics analyses, she/he will also have opportunities to design and participate in the laboratory experiments according to her/his interests. In addition, as a member of our friendly, collaborative, and international lab group, the postdoctoral researcher will be able to pursue her/his specific research interests. Members of the Yi lab have diverse research interests in evolutionary and comparative genomics and epigenomics across taxa.

Examples of relevant publications include:

Jeong, H., Mendizabal, I., Berto, S., Chatterjee, P., Layman, T., Usui, N., Toriumi, K., Douglas, C., Singh, D., Huh, I., Preuss, T. M., Konopka, G., and Yi. S. V. 2020. Cell-type and cytosine context-specific evolution of DNA methylation in the human brain. Biorxiv.

S. Berto*, I. Mendizabal*,N. Usui*, K. Toriumi*, P. Chatterjee, C. Douglas, C. Tamminga, T. M. Preuss, Yi. S. V.# G. Konopka#, 2019. Accelerated evolution of oligodendrocytes in human brain. PNAS, 116: 24334-24342.

I. Mendizabal*, S. Berto*, N. Usui*, K. Toriumi*, Jeong, H., P. Chatterjee, I. Huh, T. Layman, C. Douglas, C. Tamminga, T. M. Preuss, G. Konopka#, Yi. S. V.# 2019. Cell type-specific epigenetic links to schizophrenia risk in the brain. Genome Biology, 20: 135

Mendizabal, I., Shi, L., Keller, T. E, Konopka, G., Preuss, T. M., Hsieh, T.-F., Hu, E., Zhang, Z., Su, B., and Yi, S. V. 2016. Comparative Methylome Analyses Identify Epigenetic Regulatory Loci of Human Brain Evolution. Mol. Biol. Evol., 33: 2947-2959.

Keller, T. E., and Yi, S. V. 2014. DNA Methylation and Evolution of Duplicate Genes. PNAS, 111: 5932-5937.

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a research interest/focus on genomics and regulatory evolution. In addition to the comparative brain epigenomics project mentioned above, there are many opportunities to participate in other projects in the lab studying diverse systems.

The Yi lab is a part of the Bioinformatics, Quantitative Biosciences, and Bio-E graduate programs and the postdoctoral researcher will have ample opportunity to interact with diverse faculty members with expertise in computational/experimental genomics and bioengineering. Georgia Tech is located in midtown Atlanta, a vibrant area with tremendous cultural diversity. Atlanta is in close proximity to the Smoky Mountains/Appalachian Trail, and also the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coasts. The Yi lab has several collaborative projects with faculty members at nearby Emory University, as well. Applicants who are members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

This position will remain open until filled.

Required Qualifications

Postdoctoral Fellows must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate, typically within the past 5 years, and must be supervised/mentored by a faculty member. Postdoctoral Fellows are considered to be Research Faculty without faculty governance voting privileges.

Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. in evolution, genetics, neuroscience, computer science, statistics, or related field; 2) experience/ability in genomic data analyses (Python/R programming, proficiency with public databases); 3) ability to independently write/present scientific manuscripts.

Required Documents to Attach

Interested and qualified individuals should submit a CV, list of of three references and a cover letter.

Contact Information

For additional informatoin about this opening, please contact the Search Chair- Dr. Soojin Yi, [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/28/2020
Application Due: 3/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time