Postdoctoral Research Associate – Computational Biology

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

The Opportunity:

The Stewart laboratory is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to develop novel computational data analysis tools and apply them to large biomedical datasets. The focus of this position is on integration of multiple data types such as, but not limited to: RNA-seq (bulk and/or single-cell), ATAC-seq, electronic health records, and large text datasets such as PubMed or patents. The goal is to provide further supporting evidence for existing hypotheses and to generate new hypotheses, identifying new areas of exploration for wet lab collaborators in biomedicine. The specific focus of the project will depend on the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise and the needs of the lab and collaborators.

Successful candidates will join an experienced, diverse, and growing multidisciplinary group focused on the goal of understanding human biology.

Requirements:

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field, and proven research productivity as demonstrated by publications. It is expected that the candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: biomedical text mining, machine learning, natural language processing, RNA-seq analysis, or similar. Preference will be given to candidates with strong expertise in text mining, RNA-seq analysis, machine learning, and handling large publicly available datasets. The ability to build integrative models across multiple datatypes is highly desired. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, creative person with the ability to learn quickly and function both independently and within a team, and with excellent written and oral communication skills.

To apply:

Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are required to submit their CV and a cover letter detailing their current/previous research, including projects/ideas they are interested in pursuing as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Stewart Group. Submissions should also include the names/address of three references. Materials can be submitted via the link below.

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