Post Doc Instructions Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in \u201cApplicant Special Instructions\u201d. Job Type\/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.\u00a0 Department Name\/Job Location This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine,\u00a0Division of Oncology-Bone Marrow Transplant. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY : A postdoctoral scholar position in the area of Genomics and Bioinformatics is available in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Maher at The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Our lab focuses on developing computational methods for analyzing large-scale cancer genomics data collections from solid tumors to improve our understanding of cancer biology and identify novel therapies for treating patients. Active projects address topics such as structural variation, cancer evolution, discovery and characterization of novel long non-coding RNAs, and the development of new bioinformatics tools.\u00a0 PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES : Evaluation and design of experimental plans for sequencing-based projects studying the genetic basis of cancer. Implementation and development of automated pipelines to analyze high throughput sequencing data. Integration of genetic and epigenetic changes in cancer including mutations, gene expression data, epigenetic modification, copy number and structural variation. Integrated pathway and gene network analysis related to cancer. Analyze and interpret results to communicate with others and produce scientific publications is required. Required Qualifications Applicants should have a graduate degree in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field with a solid background in programming and statistics. Preferred Qualifications Comfortable working on UNIX\/Linux operating system, program with Perl and\/or Python, and familiar with statistical analysis packages (SAS, R, or Bioconductor). Familiar with bioinformatics tools and genomics databases. Previous experience in cancer genomics would be an advantage but is not essential.\u00a0 Self-motivated, eager to acquire new knowledge and skills on a regular basis, and must demonstrate critical thinking skills.\u00a0 Salary Range Base pay commensurate with experience. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http:\/\/hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits. Applicant Special Instructions Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information of three references via e-mail to Dr. Christopher Maher (firstname.lastname@example.org). EOE Statement Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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