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UAB Informatics Institute
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham , Alabama
 
 
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Date Posted March 27, 2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Medical
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Mentor: Zechen Chong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Informatics Institute and Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT Building Suite #134, Birmingham, AL 35294. Email: zchong@uab.edu

Multiple post-doctoral positions are available in Dr. Zechen Chong's Laboratory be (https://sites.google.com/view/chonglab ) in the Informatics Institute, at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. We are seeking passionate and motivated Bioinformatics geeks to join the team. The positions are for 2-3 years with possible extension. Project will depend on the interests and abilities of the applicant. Our projects mainly fall into two categories: one is the development of efficient algorithms/tools for analyzing different types of sequencing data from diverse platforms; the other is the application of the tools to discover novel biological insights.

The candidate will have opportunities to write manuscripts, grants, mentor students, and present key findings from the project at national and international conferences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards.

Ideal candidates would be:
• Ph.D. in genomics, bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics, genetics, etc. with a general background in computational biology.
• Strong skills in algorithm design and data analysis, experience in next-generation and/or third-generation sequencing data is a plus.
• Demonstrated related research achievements.

To apply, please email Zechen (zchong@uab.edu) a letter of interest and current CV including a list of publications and details of three references.

Postdoc Awards and Benefits: UAB is a highly collegial and interactive environment that has an active Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) which provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. A Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards is held annually. To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://uab.edu/home
. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment.
 

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