Job posting number: #7114996 (Ref:R_00023186)
Posted: October 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Details:
In this big data era of precision medicine, we use single cell networks, genetic engineering, systems biology, and proteomics approaches to identify genetic and epigenetic biomarkers, and synthetic lethal mechanisms underlying cancer and immunity for personalized medicine in the lab and program of Dr. S. Stephen Yi, Principal Investigator and Director of Bioinformatics at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Prof. Yi is a recognized expert in systems biology, network medicine and functional variomics/regulatory networks.
The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment with world-class experts and state-of-the-art technologies, which provide ideal career development opportunities for postdocs.
Leverage cutting-edge experimental technologies to build a quantitative understanding of genetic/epigenetic variation and signaling network perturbation in disease in a collaborative environment at the Dell Medical School. Develop new technologies to study the following research topics: tumor immunology and metabolism, synthetic lethality and drug resistance, signaling reprograming/engineering, and multi-omics network biology. These projects produce functional data from cell lines, Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) models and cancer patients, providing insights into genotype-phenotype relationships in disease. (Enter Responsibilities here without percentages)
Publish manuscripts, write and edit grants, progress reports.
Participate in the design of a project. Lead a research effort in the direction set forth by the PI and the specific project.
Other related functions as assigned.
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in bioinformatics, computational/systems biology, human genetics, cancer biology, or relevant fields within the last three years. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture. The successful candidate should have excellent communications skills, leadership abilities, and possess the highest ethical standards; including a record of achievement in diversity and inclusion.
Interested applicants should include a cover letter describing past research experience, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references.
Experience with cancer genomics, CRISPR screens and next-generation sequencing is a plus.
May work around standard office conditions
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest