Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Principal responsibilities: • Hypothesis generation, research design and implementation 20% • Collect and analyze data 50% • Write manuscripts for publications 10% • Work with and/or supervise graduate/post-doc trainees on related projects 20%
Description: The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a Computational Biology / Bioinformatics post-doctoral associate position in the Center for Cranial Base Surgery and Brain Tumor Program. The laboratory of Dr. Andrew Venteicher, MD PhD, is seeking highly self-motivated candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, excellent scientific record, and a strong interest in developing new therapies for primary brain tumors.
The ideal candidate will have research experience using clinical specimens and genomic technologies, which may (but does not necessarily need) to include single cell genomics. The postdoctoral fellow will lead the computational analysis of rich genomics datasets to identify unique molecular signatures towards obtaining a deeper understanding of tumor heterogeneity, tumoral evolution, treatment resistance, and immune evasion. Comfort of basic molecular biology techniques such as immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry will be necessary for result validation. The candidate must be able to generate well-defined hypotheses and address them with appropriately designed computational and statistical methods using R and Matlab, and should be comfortable integrating data from the TCGA and other publically available repositories. The candidate must have demonstrated these skills in prior research endeavors and have experience presenting results in publications and presentations.
Required Qualifications: • PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, applied mathematics or related computational/scientific field. • Significant experience in computational biology as applied to genomics, proteomics, and other topics in molecular biology. • Strong record of presenting research results through publications and conference abstracts. • Highly self-motivated researcher. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. • Desire and ability to work collaboratively with others.
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience working with clinical specimens. • Experience in single cell approaches and next generation sequencing.
Internal Number: 332752
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