Bioinformatics / Computational Biology Research Fellow

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Biomedical Informatics
United States OH Cincinnati
www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/b/bmi

Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position
Division of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow to work at the cutting edge of bioinformatics & computational biology in the laboratory of Dr. Hee Woong Lim at the Division of Biomedical Informatics (BMI), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

The lab is interested in understanding fundamental regulatory mechanisms of gene expression in various contexts including but not limited to metabolism, tissue development, and pharmacogenomics. To this end, we primarily focus on enhancer regulation, transcription, architecture, and function. We take systems approaches and develop computational pipelines integrating various types of high-throughput data such as ChIP-seq, ChIP-exo, GRO-seq, (sc)RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, and Hi-C. (Example publications in google scholar: scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=udy6xuEAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate). The successful candidate will have unique research opportunities at the interface of quantitative science, experimental biology, and clinical science.


*About Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. CCHMC was ranked at the 2nd place by U.S. News & World Report survey of best children's hospitals in 2018. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.

Please visit our website for more information about Postdoctoral Research at CCHMC:
www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/research/postdoctoral/default/

More detailed information is also available about:
- Working in CCHMC: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/careers/working
- Living in Cincinnati: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/careers/cincinnati


Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in quantitative science such as computer science, bioinformatics, physics or a related interdisciplinary field, be highly motivated in problem-solving, and have strong communication skills. Experience of next generation sequencing data and is preferred. Experience of bioinformatics tool development is plus. Candidates from biological background with quantitative training are also encouraged to apply.


Start date

As soon as possible

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send following documents to Hee Woong Lim (HeeWoong.Lim@cchmc.org).
- CV (with reference contact information)
- Cover letter with a brief statement of scientific accomplishment and future research/career interest


Contact

Hee Woong Lim
heewoong.lim@cchmc.org