Computational biologist

The University of Chicago
Salary Commensurate with experience
August 28 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Computational biologist studying immunology at the University of Chicago

A computational biologist position is available in the research group of Patrick Wilson at the University of Chicago. This is a full-time position for a duration of at least two years with a flexible start date. The broad aim of the research is to use computational approaches to investigate B cell biology with an emphasis on single-cell transcriptomics, epigenetics and characterizing antibody repertoires. 

The position involves close interaction with experimental and computational groups. The B cell immunology lab of Patrick Wilson is pursuing studies on the gene expression profiles of heterogeneous B cell subsets, including exciting and novel single-cell transcriptome studies as well as characterizing adaptive immune responses to infectious disease with an emphasis on influenza. The collaborative research will make use of sequence and transcriptional data and require some software maintenance and development. 

Applicants must have expertise in developing and maintaining code, and an interest in B cell biology and immune repertoires. A Masters or Ph.D. degree in statistics, computer science, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, physics, applied math, or a related field must be completed before starting. Bachelor’s degree holders with relevant experience and expertise will also be considered. Preference will be given for applicants with a demonstrated ability to perform high-quality scientific research and having a history of relevant publications in internationally recognized journals.

Applicants should submit an application package that includes a cover letter, CV, relevant prior publications, code samples, and contact information for three references to

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Patrick C. Wilson. PhD

Professor of Medicine/ Section of Rheumatology

The Committee on Immunology

The University of Chicago