Assistant Professor-Tenure Track- Bioinformatics

Location
Great Los Angeles Area, Southern California, USA
Salary
Competitive and supported by "hard-money" plus full benefits
Posted
November 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Job Opening: A tenure-track Assistant Professor position in bioinformatics is available immediately at the Loma Linda University(LLU) Center for Genomics.

 The candidate will collaborate and perform bioinformatics data analyses on the projects covering many different disciplines (e.g., cancer, neuroscience, stem cells, and cardiovascular diseases etc.) involving multi-omics data including genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, as well as single-cell sequencing data analysis and integration.  The position is funded by internal hard money with full benefits.

-         Conduct collaborative projects

-         The candidate is expected to apply various algorithms involving R package/language, Bioconductor, Python, and others to support projects at the Center for Genomics

-         Set up various bioinformatics pipelines for the Center

-         Participates in writing manuscripts and helping prepare figures for grant applications

-         Perform other duties as needed.  

-         The candidate may also have the opportunity to be involved in teaching the bioinformatics courses and graduate students in the LLU School of Medicine. 

Job Specifications: A doctoral degree in relevant field such as computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, or biostatistics, is required. Significant experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, or biostatistics preferred.

Knowledge & Experience: Must have demonstrable knowledge and experience with data analyses on genomics data including next-gen sequencing (NGS), RNA-seq, DNA-seq, genome-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylation, or bisulfate sequencing and microarray data. Also, knowledge and experience on various NGS pipelines, algorithms involving R package/language, Bioconductor and Python with excellent coding ability required. Essential Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact with Principal Investigators, collaborators, students, postdocs, technicians and support personnel of projects. Ability to work with a team to find solutions. Essential Mental Abilities: Ability to problem solve utilizing computer programming, computation biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics and genomics, as well as creativity to design and analyze experiments.

Contact Info: Please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Wang at chwang@llu.edu. The interested candidate (s) should also have three letters of recommendation directly sent to Dr. Wang.

LLU Center for Genomics: The Center for Genomics at Loma Linda University (LLU), Loma Linda, CA, USA, directed by Charles Wang, MD, PhD, MPH (founding director) is well-equipped with cutting-edge genomics and bioinformatics tools, which has gained a national and international recognition. The LLU is located in the east (60 miles) of Los Angeles, CA. The LLU Center for Genomics was a key test site for the Sequencing Quality Control-2 (SEQC-2) consortium multi-center scRNA-seq and WGS/WES benchmarking study projects which aimed at establishing the best practice guidance on NGS genomic sequencing, single-cell RNA sequencing and bioinformatics.  Dr. Wang played a key leadership role on the SEQC-1 and SEQC-2 multicenter genomics studies. We recently published three papers in Nature Biotechnology (IF 54.91) including a multicenter study benchmarking single-cell RNA sequencing technologies. For details, please see: https://www.nature.com/collections/fjhdjcdefg

 

 

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