Postdoc positions at the Institute of Molecular Medicine: functional and statistical genomics

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
TMC, Houston, Texas (US)
Salary will follow NIH scale and university policy
February 21 2018
Functional and Statistical Genomics
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Functional genomics laboratory seeking talented postdoctoral researchers to work on exciting projects in the regulation of protein translation and small ORF encoded peptides (SEP). The Wang laboratory focuses on applying and developing genomics methods to study gene regulation ( Ongoing projects include functional genomics experiments to collect relevant datasets, developing novel experimental approaches to generate new biological insights, and developing innovative statistical and computational methods for analyzing existing data.

A. Experimental position:

The successful candidate for the experimental position will take on functional genomics projects to study uORF regulation of protein translation in response to stress.

B. Statistical/computational position:

The statistical position will be jointly mentored by Dr. Heejung Shim in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne. Dr. Shim is well known for her creative approaches to analyzing next generation sequencing data ( The successful candidate will take on method development projects leveraging fine structure patterns in next generation sequencing data (e.g. ribosome profiling, RNA Binding Protein footprint sequencing, and RNA-Seq) to extract biological meanings.

The advertised positions are based in Houston. Visits to Melbourne are expected contingent on satisfactory progress. The Wang laboratory is located in the Institute of Molecular Medicine ( at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). UTHealth is one of the top institutes located in Texas Medical Center, along with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.


A PhD in human genetics, genomics, statistics, computer science, or another relevant field. Experience in developing new experimental or statistical methods is preferred. Expertise in analyzing large-scale datasets and working knowledge on multiple programming languages are highly valued. An active GitHub footprint is a plus.


Qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Sidney Wang directly at or Dr. Heejung Shim at

In the email, please attach your CV, and a cover letter briefly describing your research interests and highlights of your research achievement. Please use the subject title “postdoc application, your name”. Applicants will be evaluated immediately (2/21/18) until the position is filled.

UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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