The Department of Genetics and Genomics at the Icahn School of Medicine is seeking applicant(s) to apply for post-doctoral fellow positions for a NIH/NCI funded project. The position is a three-year appointment.
The postdoctoral fellow(s) would have the opportunity to collaborate on an NIH funded project to to lead data visualization proects. The fellow(s) will work at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and work under the mentorship of Dr. Zeynep H. Gumus. The lab is at the Department of Genetics and Genomics, Precision Immunology Institute and the Tisch Cancer Center, with multiple national/international collaborations.
Cancer immunotherapies have dramatically changed clinical practice following the approval of more than a dozen new drugs and/or indications in the past few years. However, only a minority of patients derives clinical benefit, and some even develop off-target effects. To understand the mechanisms of action that contribute to both antitumor activity and potential off-target toxicity, a growing number of immunotherapy clinical trials are supported by the NCI’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative (CMI). This NIH study aims to develop new approaches for visual exploration of disparate human tumor immune monitoring data to accelerate the identification of immunotherapy-associated biomarkers in clinical trials by the broader cancer research community. Visualizations are being provided within the new, unified, full-featured web tool, which will be user-intuitive, flexible, fast and scalable.
The postdoctoral fellow(s) will have the opportunity to pursue research at the interface of visualization design, data visualization and cancer immunotherapiesfor the project described above.
The postdoctoral fellow will be actively involved in a wide range of research activities including:
- Full-stack web development and/or data visualization tool development for large multi-omics datasets
- Writing manuscripts and assisting with grant applications
- Preparing and conducting user surveys (if needed)
- Attending journal clubs, seminars, work-in-progress meetings, presenting results
- Assisting with study related tasks
Compensation is commensurate with experience/education, but well above NIH guidelines. We firmly believe that we can provide postdoctoral fellow(s) with opportunities to gain hands-on research training and receive high-quality mentorship. We hope that, at the end of the three-year fellowship, the applicant(s) have the necessary tools to begin an independent research career(s).
- PhD in computer science or a related field
- Interest in learning about cancer immunotherapies
- Interest in learning various -omics data types and their visual graphical representations
- Collaborative and a “team player”
- Excellent communication skills
Please reach out to Zeynep H. Gumus (Zeynep.email@example.com) by March 1, 2022 if you are interested.