Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioinformatics - Bild Laboratory

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7071671 (Ref:10008478)

Posted: October 31, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
The Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow will work in a team environment in Andrea Bild’s lab, studying tumor heterogeneity using whole genome sequencing and single cell sequencing approaches, among others. The project will focus on our funded NIH Cancer Systems Biology Consortium ( ) program at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center and provide exciting opportunities to engage with top scientists and cutting edge genomic research.
For this position, the scientist will work in a team environment to analyze high throughput sequencing data for detection of tumor heterogeneity and subclonal populations using WGS (for reference, please read: ), as well as subclonal phenotype and pathway activity using single cell sequencing data. S/he will manage their project, including the analysis and interpretation of genomics data from patient cohorts or experimental data. Opportunities exist to work in a clinical setting and/or with bench scientists in a collaborative setting. Additional training opportunities also exist within the NIH Cancer Systems Biology Consortium.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, systems biology or equivalent and experience with NGS sequencing data.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve biologically-relevant problems requiring novel applications of exploratory data analysis.
  • Analyze data of high complexity by applying sound statistical and commonly accepted bioinformatics methods to -omics data with a collaborative project team.
Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills. Excellence in scripting languages (python, perl) and with R. Knowledge of hardware including server.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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