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    Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellows in BIOINFORMATICS and COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS @ The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine -- Farmington, CT (US)
    Submitted by Dawn Scott; posted on Saturday, March 02, 2013

    BACKGROUND

    Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Ouyang Lab at the research institute Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. The Ouyang Lab specializes in developing novel statistical and computational methodologies for genomics. Our specific research interests include but are not limited to gene regulation, noncoding RNA, and chromatin organization. We have direct access to large-scale datasets from cutting-edge sequencing technologies and disease model systems, working in close collaboration with experimentalists.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Well-suited candidates should have Ph.D. experience in bioinformatics, statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or related fields. Strong programming skills (R and Python/Perl/C/C++), statistical modeling expertise, and good publication records are essential. Prior experience in next generation sequencing and high-throughput genomics is a strong plus.

    LOCALE

    Location: Farmington, Connecticut, USA

    ABOUT US

    The Jackson Laboratory offers a unique research and training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, unparalleled genomic resources, and outstanding research support services. It is voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States for 2012 in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

    The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is a new research institute dedicated to improving human health through genomic approaches, as part of a $1.1 billion new venture between The Jackson Laboratory and the state of Connecticut. It plans to hire 30 scientific group leaders in the next few years. The institute is located in Farmington, on the University of Connecticut Medical School's campus and in the Hartford metropolitan area. It is within 40 minute drive of New Haven and 2 hour drive of both New York City and Boston.

    JAX faculty page: http://research.jax.org/facu[...].html
    UConn faculty page: http://www.bme.uconn.edu/affi[...]y.php
    Ouyang Lab website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~zho13001/
    The Jackson Laboratory website: http://www.jax.org/
    Bioscience Connecticut website: http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/jackson_laboratory/

    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested applicants should submit a CV, a brief statement of research accomplishments and career goals, and contact information of three references to Zhengqing Ouyang at zhengqing.ouyang[at]jax.org.

    Zhengqing Ouyang, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
    c/o University of Connecticut Health Center
    263 Farmington Ave, ASB Call Box 901
    Farmington, CT 06030

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