One Bioinformatics post-doctoral position is available in Dr. Zechen Chong's Laboratory (sites.google.com/view/chonglab ) in the Informatics Institute, at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. We are seeking passionate and motivated Bioinformatics geeks to join the team. The positions are for 2-3 years with possible extension. The project will depend on the interests and abilities of the applicant. Our projects mainly fall into two categories: one is the development of efficient algorithms/tools for analyzing different types of sequencing data from diverse platforms; the other is the application of the tools to discover novel biological insights.
The candidate will have opportunities to write manuscripts, grants, mentor students, and present key findings from the project at national and international conferences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards.
About the University:
UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at UAB provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. The NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.
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About our Postdoc office:
UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They may also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.
• Ph.D. in genomics, bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics, genetics, etc. with a general background in computational biology.
• Strong skills in algorithm design and data analysis, experience in next-generation and/or third-generation sequencing data is a plus.
• Demonstrated related research achievements.
To apply, please email Zechen ( zchong at uab.edu) a letter of interest and current CV including a list of publications and details of three references.