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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Gene-Exposure Informatics
University of Utah in the Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted August 29, 2017
Science-Biomedical Sciences
Salary $47,484 - $58,560.  USD Per Year
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow with expertise in genomics and biomedical informatics to work in developing methods to integrate genomic and epigenomic data with environmental data (such as IoT devices, environmental sensors, geospatial locations, computational models, socio-economic and behavioral) and clinical data  in order to support translational exposomic research.

She/He will work with the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and with the engineering staff of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science Biomedical Informatics Core on data big data integration, metadata and semantics, and big data analytics including spatio-temporal computational models and uncertainty characterization.

The post-doc will work on projects that advance the PRISMS project at University of Utah (https://www.nibib.nih.gov/research-funding/prisms) that uses advanced distributed computing and semantics by integrating genomic data with exposomic data for clinical and translational research for conditions such as asthma, and their clinical management.

Job Requirements

  • A Completed Doctoral degree in Biomedical Informatics or a related field, e.g. Bioinformatics, Genomics, Epidemiology, Computer Science, Software Engineering.
  • Background in genomics preferably with publications is required.
  • Programming skills and experience in the application of computational methods to genomic data are highly desirable.
  • Good English skills (writing, speaking).
  • Ability to work independently, and within teams.
  • Must be a US national or permanent resident.
  • Experience with any of the following:
    • Standard engineering and coding practices for developing large scientific computing software preferably using Java or python.
    • Experience with genomic and other bioinformatics data semantics.
    • Experience with metadata discovery and management methods.
    • Experience with Big Data technologies (e.g. graph databases) and analytics.

This is a one-year appointment with the expectations of annual renewals for up to three years upon satisfactory performance. The salary range will be the NIH caps: PG0: $47,484 to PG7: $58,560.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html


If you are interested in this position, please email your CV to Professor Ramkiran Gouripeddi; ram.gouripeddi@utah.edu or Professor Julio Facelli (julio.facelli@utah.edu).

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