Bioinformatics and computational structural biology

Florida State University
United States Florida Tallahassee


A postdoctoral scientist position in structural bioinformatics and genomics is available at the Department of Statistics at Florida State University (FSU). The major duty is to develop statistical and computational approaches for protein and RNA structure alignment/analysis, and to apply them to protein/RNA/chromosome classification, structure prediction and function prediction. The research will also integrate structure information with genomics information to perform integrative studies in cancer genomics and personalized medicine. Candidates with a PhD in statistics, computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, or computer science will be considered. Solid background in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics or applied mathematics and excellent programming skills (in python, C, C++ and/or R) are required. Some general knowledge of biomolecular structures is desirable.

This three-year position is jointly supported by a grant from China and a grant from Florida State University, USA. The terminal degree (PhD or equivalent) of the candidate should be obtained in the last three years, as required by the institute in China. The scientist will have a J-1 visa if he/she is a foreigner of USA. Employment paperwork need to be done in both countries before working at FSU. The travel expenses for these paperwork will be covered.

FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Please email your CV and the names of three references to Dr. Jinfeng Zhang at


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