• Research Fellow - Computational Biologist/Biostatistician in Irizarry Lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/30/2018 4:17 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    This postdoctoral position will focus on computational and statistical method development related to high-throughput sequencing data for pathogen identification, immune response, and predictive public health analytics. The candidate will work in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Paulson and Dr. Steven Schiff at the Penn State University under the supervision of Dr. Rafael Irizarry. The postdoc will sit in the Department of Data Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The primary focus of work will be performing data analysis and method development on a rich dataset of samples collected from the developing world. Support for this position comes from an NIH Director’s Transformative Award for Personalized Predictive Public Health.


    Minimum Requirements: Candidates must have received a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university.


    Qualifications: Technical proficiency in statistical methods and high-throughput sequencing analysis is essential. The position will focus on the analyses of large RNA-Seq, Metagenomic, and other low and high dimensional data related to neonatal sepsis and environmental data from the developing world. The successful candidates will be self-starters, interact with multiple collaborators and thus require excellent organizational and communication (both oral and written) skills as well as a strong proven track record in scientific publication.


    Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email curriculum vitae and names of three references to Dr. Rafael Irizarry (chair@jimmy.harvard.edu), using the subject header "Irizarry Transformative Award Postdoc”.


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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