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Postdoc Fellow in AI / Bioinformatics, Genetics and Sys Bio

Employer
Dr. Stephen Yi, PhD
Location
Onsite
Salary
$54,840
Closing date
Jan 15, 2023

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General Notes

Prof. S. Stephen Yi’s lab at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics, Genetics and Systems Biology starting immediately. We have a longstanding interest in the fundamental question on genotype-phenotype relationships. Prof. Yi is Director of Bioinformatics at Livestrong Cancer Institutes and a faculty member at Dell Medical School, the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin. Prof. Yi is a recognized expert in systems biology, network medicine and functional genomics/proteomics. Recent representative publications include Cell (2015), 161: 647-60; Nature Rev. Genetics (2017), 18: 395-410; Cell (2017), 168: 856-66; Cancer Cell (2018), 33: 450-62; TIBS (2018), 43: 576-92; Cancer Research (2020), 80: 4854-67; Nucleic Acids Res (2021), 49: e2. Cancer Discovery (2022). For details, please visit the lab website: http://sites.utexas.edu/yilab/

 

Purpose

In the era of precision medicine, we integrate high-throughput functional variomics with single cell systems biology to identify genetic and epigenetic biomarkers, and synthetic lethal mechanisms underlying human disease for personalized medicine. Using state-of-the-art technologies, the postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment with pioneering basic science experts and clinical physician scientists, which provide ideal career development opportunities for postdocs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform bioinformatics data analyses and integrative mechanistic studies in a collaborative environment. These projects utilize functional data from cell lines, Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) models and cancer patients.

  • Use systems and computational biology, bioinformatics, and proteomics approaches to identify genetic and epigenetic biomarkers, and synthetic lethal mechanisms underlying cancer and immunity for personalized medicine. 

  • Perform data analyses include genomics, proteomics, network biology, epigenetics and next-generation sequencing.

  • Publish manuscripts, write and edit grants, progress reports.

  • Participate in the design of a project. Lead a research effort in the direction set forth by the PI and the specific project.

  • Other related functions as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) received in the last three (3) years in bioinformatics, computational/systems biology, human genetics, cancer biology, or relevant fields. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system.  At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem.  To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with cancer genomics, single cell sequencing, and next-generation sequencing is a plus.

 

Salary Range

$54,840

 

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

  • Use of manual dexterity.

 

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

 

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

 

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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Employment Eligibility:

Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

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Compliance:

 

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

 

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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