- UT Austin/Dell Medical School Livestrong Cancer Institutes
- Location: Austin, TX
- Job Number: 7077756
- Posting Date: Apr 29, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Prof. S. Stephen Yi’s lab at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics, Genetics and Systems Biology starting immediately. We have a longstanding interest in the fundamental question on genotype-phenotype relationships. In the era of precision medicine, we integrate high-throughput functional variomics with single cell systems biology to identify genetic and epigenetic biomarkers, and synthetic lethal mechanisms underlying human disease for personalized medicine in the laboratory of Prof. Stephen Yi. Using state-of-the-art technologies, the postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment with pioneering basic science experts and clinical physician scientists, which provide ideal career development opportunities for postdocs. Prof. Yi is a faculty member at Dell Medical School, the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin. Prof. Yi is a recognized expert in systems biology, network medicine and functional genomics/proteomics. Recent representative publications include Cell (2015), 161: 647-60; Nature Rev. Genetics (2017), 18: 395-410; Cell (2017), 168: 856-66; Cancer Cell (2018), 33: 450-62; Nature Commun. (2018), 9: 1317; TIBS (2018), 43: 576-92; Cancer Research (2020), 80: 4854-67. Nucleic Acids Res (2021), 49: e2. For details, please visit the lab website: http://sites.utexas.edu/yilab/
Function 1: Use systems and computational biology, bioinformatics, and proteomics approaches to identify disease biomarkers, and synthetic lethal mechanisms underlying cancer and immunity for personalized medicine. Function 2: Perform data analyses and integrative mechanistic studies in a collaborative environment. Perform projects utilizing functional data from cell lines, Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) models and cancer patients. Function 3: Conduct research involving genomics, proteomics, network biology, epigenetics and next-generation sequencing. Function 4: Publish manuscripts, and contribute to grant and fellowship applications. Function 5: Participate in the design of a project. Lead a research effort in the direction set forth by the PI and the specific project.
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in bioinformatics, cancer biology, computational/systems biology, genetics/genomics, biophysics, computer science, or relevant fields. Experience with cancer genomics, single cell sequencing, and next-generation sequencing is a plus.
Applications will only be accepted via the UT Austin job portal. Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your past research experience, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references via the following link, with the subject line “Genetics/Bioinformatics/Systems Biology Postdoc Application”:
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