Postdoctoral Fellowship: Bioinformatics
An R01-supported postdoctoral fellow position in bioinformatics is available within the Kruer laboratory of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Research Institute and University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. Work in the lab focuses on neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders of childhood that disrupt motor function. Successful candidates will have strong programming and analytical skills. The fellow will take ownership of projects integrating genomic (WES and WGS), transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data across eukaryotic systems (yeast, fly, rodent, human) working collaboratively with bench scientists (molecular & cellular biologists, geneticists, neuroscientists) and physicians within the lab to characterize fundamental disease mechanisms. Early career scientists will receive mentoring in proposal development, grantwriting, peer review and scientific communication to complement his/her computational development from the PI and other members of the lab. Opportunities to work on large collaborative projects, including RNA-Seq profiling of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural stem cells and neurons and meta-analysis, data integration and statistical model development within the International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium (www.icpgc.org) are available.
• Doctorate in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, or related field
• Highly-motivated, self-directed, dedicated candidates with strong recommendations