Post-doctoral fellow position at the Akdemir lab

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7076773 (Ref: Req #: 600378-0001)

Posted: April 6, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Neurosurgery under the direct supervision of Dr. Kadir Akdemir.
We are applying or developing novel bioinformatics algorithms to interpret cancer genomic and epigenomic datasets. These datasets include whole-genome sequencing from the Illumina or Oxford Nanopore platforms, chromatin accessibility (ATAC-Seq) and three-dimensional chromatin folding (Hi-C) datasets generated from human central nervous system (CNS) tumors.

All trainees are provided with consistent mentorship and access to a number of resources to ensure success. Trainees will have opportunities to present their work at national meetings and attend educational seminars. In addition, collaboration and contribution on other projects in the lab are encouraged.

Previous coding and data analysis skills are required. At least one first/co-first author bioRxiv preprint or paper with submitted, accepted, or published status in journals is required.

​Preferred experience: A background in cancer genomics and next-generation sequencing data handling is preferred.​


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