The Chikina lab at the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a DARPA funded project “Epigenetic CHaracterization and Observation (ECHO)”.
The aim of the project is building predictive models from high dimensional epigenomic data with the ultimate goal of adapting these models for use in field. The project will require the application of existing machine learning tools as well as novel methods development. The successful candidate will work in a fast paced multidisciplinary environment and have access to unique single cell epigenomic datasets.
Our department has excellent computational resources and a close relationship with the department of Computational Biology in the school of Computer Science at CMU through our joint graduate program and seminars. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is ranked #5 in NIH funding.
Pittsburgh is a vibrant but still affordable city which is undergoing a major renaissance with a younger-shifting demographic driven by biomedical and tech ventures (Google, Uber, Amazon, and Facebook all have offices here). You can read more about life in Pittsburgh here:
-PhD in Computational Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or a related technical discipline.
-Excellent programming ability
-Experience working with data
-Knowledge of biology is preferred but not required
-Preference given to candidates that have experience with single cell ATAC and methylation data.
**Please include a link to your github page if you have one.