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The Wang lab is seeking a creative, motivated scientist for a postdoctoral position immediately available studying epigenomics in developmental biology, cancer, and evolution, and in big bio-data integration (genomic, imaging, etc). The Wang lab leverages large-scale genomic and epigenomic data to make new advances on questions of cell fate acquisition, gene regulatory mechanisms in cancer, and contribution of transposable elements to genome biology, chromatin architecture, and evolution, as well as environmental epigenomics. The lab develops computational and experimental approaches to each of these topic areas. The lab is the home of the WashU Epigenome Browser which provides public access to data generated by large Consoritiums including ENCODE, Roadmap Epigenomics, and 4D Nucleome Network.
The Wang lab is housed in the Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology at Washington University and has the advantages of a large, collaborative center with several core facilities available. A candidate with a collaborative spirit who is eager to take advantage of available resources will thrive.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Genetics, Center for Genome Science & Systems Biology. http://wang.wustl.edu; *Next-gen genome browser: http://epigenomegateway.wustl.edu.
Experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, cancer biology, molecular cell & developmental biology, evolutionary biology, computer sciences, or any other relevant field; a strong publishing record.
Having many of the following skills will make the candidate ideal and competitive:
be creative and skilled at experimental design and data analysis
have a strong computational genomics background as well as a broad understanding of developmental biology, cancer biology, and/or evolutionary biology
have experience manipulating large datasets (genomic data and/or imaging data) and be familiar with bioinformatics tools and databases for genomics and epigenomics research
be proficient in R and/or Python or have otherwise strong programming and statistical analysis abilities
work well in a collaborative environment of graduate students, postdocs, and staff scientists
have strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills (in English)
Recent PhD in a relevant field or experience in field.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please send a a cover letter and CV describing your research along with contact information for three references:
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
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