POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available immediately in the area of computational genomics and network biology in the Padi lab in the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. We develop new computational methods for integrating multi-‘omics data and investigating how cellular networks are altered in complex diseases and phenotypes, with a view to identifying therapeutic strategies and advancing precision medicine. Current areas of focus include 1) characterizing the changes in regulatory network structure during tumorigenesis, 2) combining tissue-specific networks and cancer mutations to predict drug response, and 3) modeling how genetic variants can perturb network modules and drive complex phenotypes.
We are looking for motivated individuals who want to apply their quantitative skills to tackle important problems in biology. A Ph.D. degree in physics, computer science, mathematics, biology, systems/computational biology, or a related field is required, along with excellent communication and programming skills (e.g. R, Python, Matlab, or C++). Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The University of Arizona, recognized as a “Public Ivy”, offers state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant, supportive, and highly collaborative academic environment. The university campus is located in Tucson in southern Arizona and surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges.
To apply, please upload a research statement describing your accomplishments and interests, your CV, and the names and contact information of three references online at www.uacareers.com (Job #P20503). Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Megha Padi (email@example.com).
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