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Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship

in Computational Bioscience

The Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine anticipates openings for NLM (NIH) funded postdoctoral fellowships. Postdoctoral trainees are recruited directly into the participating faculty laboratories. . The Computational Bioscience Program is home to core faculty working in the areas genomics, visualization, text mining, knowledge representation, network analysis, molecular evolution, phylogenetics, statistical methods, microarray, biomedical ontology, and other areas.  The School of Medicine is home to a broad array of outstanding research and instrumentation, including extensive DNA sequencing and microarray facilities, and more. We are housed on the first all-new medical campus of the 21st century, close to both the urban amenities of Denver and the beautiful Rocky Mountains. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Successful candidates will be offered the NRSA specified stipend (based on years of experience), medical insurance, $1500 per year in travel support and $2000 per year in additional research-related expenses.

DURATION: The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, with the possibility of a yearly extension to up to three years based upon performance.

TO APPLY: Send to Elizabeth.Wethington@ucdenver.edu a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests; also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address.

UC Denver is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Dr. Kechris is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to develop novel methods for the integration of genetic, transcriptomic (mRNA and miRNA) and phenotypic data. The fellow will be funded by a recently awarded NIH/NIAAA R01 study “Genome-wide identification of miRNAs associated with alcoholism endophenotypes” for identifying genetic factors affecting the predisposition to alcoholism through the modulation of miRNA. In addition to the development of new statistical methods and software, the fellow will also be responsible for data management, pre-processing, analysis and manuscript preparation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in biostatistics and bioinformatics, strong programming skills (C++, perl, python etc), familiarity working in a Unix/Linux environment, and experience with statistical analysis using R. Previous experience working with large genomic datasets in an interdisciplinary environment is also preferred. For questions about the position or the program, please contact katerina.kechris@ucdenver.edu

Dr. Miller is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The Miller lab (http://microbial.systems) is developing experimental and computational methods to assemble and bin very large metagenomics datasets from a variety of microbial systems.  In addition to the development of novel algorithms, methods and software, the fellow will be responsible for excellent documentation, data management, analysis and manuscript preparation. The ideal candidate will have a documented strong background in bioinformatics and statistics, proficiency with Linux and cluster or grid computing, experience with genome assembly from high-throughput sequencing data, and evidence of strong programming skills and publication record.  We are looking for a creative, independent scientist who can work and communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.  A PhD and research experience in an appropriate discipline are required.  The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, with the possibility of a yearly extension to up to three years based upon performance.  To Apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references via email to chris.miller@ucdenver.edu.  The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Dr. Costello is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The Costello lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in computational analysis of large-scale cancer genomics data. In cancer biology, we are witnessing an explosion in the number of techniques and datasets being produced to measure elements within cells at a genome-scale. These range from transcript expression, mutations, proteins, metabolites, and microRNAs, to name a few. Translating these datasets into biological hypothesis has become a challenge that requires both computational expertise in developing, applying, and troubleshooting software and also expertise in placing computational results into the context of the biology being studied. Accordingly, we are seeking a computational biologist/bioinformatician that is proficient with cancer genomics data and is interested in working in a highly interactive interdisciplinary team in cancer biology. We have a strong translational focus with access to clinical samples and clinicians eager to integrate genomic medicine into their treatment strategies. A successful candidate will have a PhD in a Computational Biology-related field with demonstrated expertise in developing algorithms and analysis of next gen sequencing data. Additionally, a successful candidate must also have excellent communication skills in translating the results of computational analyses to wet lab scientists. For questions about the position or the lab please contact James.Costello@ucdenver.edu
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Predoctoral Fellowship

in Computational Bioscience

The Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine is now accepting applications for predoctoral fellow positions funded by the National Library of Medicine (NIH). The program is home to nationally recognized faculty working in the areas of: clinical informatics, molecular evolution, network analysis, statistical methods, biomedical ontology, visual analytics, translational bioinformatics, natural language processing, genomics, text mining, microarray and phylogentics.

Desired Qualifications: Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline (Master's preferred), and be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Successful candidates will be offered full tuition, $28,500 annual stipend, medical & dental insurance, annual travel support and additional research-related expenses.

TO APPLY: Email a note of intent to apply to compbio@ucdenver.edu and then complete the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Doctoral Student online application at www.ucdenver.edu.

UC Denver is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

   
         
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