Description We are looking for a highly motivated candidate specializing in Bioinformatics to join the Computational Cancer Genomics lab of Dr. Rendong Yang. The goal of this position will be to lead multiple research projects, develop novel computational algorithm(s), perform data analysis, collaborate with biologists and physicians, and present/publish the results in scientific conferences/journals. The main focus is to explore the functional consequences of somatic alterations in cancer patients, to identify driver alterations, and to understand the genetic mechanisms of cancer progression and drug resistance by integrating multi-dimensional data from large-scale cancer studies such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).
About the group The Yang lab is located at The Hormel Institute, a biomedical research center of the University of Minnesota, which was established in 1942 and has an excellent reputation and long history for producing world-class medical research.
Lab website: ylab-hi.github.io/
Qualifications A Ph.D. in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology/Computer Science/Statistics/Physics/Biology or a related field is required. Experience in Linux. Proficiency in at least one programming languages (e.g. Python, R, Perl, Java, C/C++, Matlab). Experiences with high-throughput sequencing data (WGS, WES, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq) analysis. The candidate must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
How to Apply Send a cover letter, CV and list of references to Dr. Rendong Yang ([email protected])