Position available: Gene Regulation Bioinformatics Post-Doctoral Scientist

DESCRIPTION

The Wasserman laboratory is seeking a post-doctoral scientist to work in research projects related to the analysis of gene regulation, with an emphasis on transcription factors and cis-regulatory sequences. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team working at the interface of algorithms development and applied genome analysis. The work includes aspects of machine learning, model development, and large-scale data analysis. The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing novel computational approaches based on emerging knowledge from laboratory studies.

ENVIRONMENT

The Wasserman laboratory at the University of British Columbia is located in Vancouver, Canada, on the campus of BC Children’s Hospital. Trainees in the lab work closely with scientists and clinicians of diverse specialties to develop bioinformatics methods to improve our understanding of the human genome.

MAJOR RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Conduct research and supervise projects pertaining to transcriptional regulation

  • Present findings at local, national and international scientific meetings where the impression can have direct influence on future scientific funding

  • Write manuscripts describing the findings

  • Assist in the development of grant and scholarship applications related to the research

  • Contribute to quarterly and annual reports related to the research projects

  • Work with principal investigator to ensure that all scientific milestones are achieved

  • Oversee development of software requiring python programming

  • Perform other related duties

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Within 4 years of receipt of a Ph.D. degree

  • A minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience/training in bioinformatics

  • Demonstrated experience with python (or equivalent) programming

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your cover letter and resume to wyeth@cmmt.ubc.ca. Due to the number of resumes we receive, we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone, or provide the status of competitions except to those who are selected for an interview.

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