Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Genomics

University of Pittsburgh
Developmental Biology
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh


An NIH-funded postdoctoral position in Computational Genomics is available in the Kostka, Gross, and Aldiri labs at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (USA). The successful candidate will lead several projects focused on modeling how epigenomic marks drive gene regulatory programs during cellular differentiation. A focus will be the joint analysis of different data types (RNA expression, methylation, hydroxymethylation, ChIP-seq, and more), and of single cell assays (e.g., scRNA-seq), in the context of retinal development. There is also room for the initiation of new projects.

The Kostka Lab ( focuses on the design and application of statistical methods and algorithms in the area of functional and comparative genomics (dry lab), while the Aldiri ( and Gross ( labs study retinal development experimentally (wet lab). A focus of the Aldiri lab is studying the roles of epigenetics and 3D nuclear architecture in regulating gene expression, and the Gross lab studies eye development and regeneration in zebrafish using wet lab, genomic and computational methods.


A record of successful publications and a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, or
similar is required. Programming skills and familiarity with genomic data analysis are essential for this position.

Start date

As soon as possible

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter outlining qualifications and research interests to Dennis Kostka ( with the phrase "postdoc application" in the subject line. Please provide contact information for three references.