Two post-doctoral positions are available in Dr. Zechen Chong's Laboratory be (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. 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.
Forbes has ranked UAB among the top 75 large employers in the United States and No.5 among universities. The University of Alabama at Birminghamranked 25th nationally in 2016 funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to data obtained from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Grants to UAB’s six health- and medical-related schools totaled more than $238 million last year.
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 also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.ity leave, and other benefits.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $48,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year
Paid time off
Qualifications and Skills
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.