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Opportunity: Two Post-Doctoral Fellows in Computational Biology & Statistical Genomics @ VA Boston Healthcare System -- Boston, MA (US)
Submitted by Saiju Pyarajan; posted on Thursday, April 03, 2014
BACKGROUND:
Two postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC) in Computational and Statistical Genomics. MAVERIC is an interdisciplinary research and development organization with the goal of creating a learning healthcare system within VA through application of research resources and methodologies to important clinical problems. MAVERIC is currently leading a VA national program for Genome-Phenome analysis called Million Veteran Program (MVP), to recruit and bank a million samples for genomic analysis including NGS and SNP genotyping. The Genomic Information System for Integrative Science (GenISIS) is the informatics platform to store, manage, integrate and analyze MVP data. Reporting to the Scientific Director (GenISIS) this fellowship will focus on NGS and SNP analysis. Research interest includes optimization of data processing and data harmonization for high throughput NGS data from multiple technology platforms, NGS data analysis, optimization of data analysis of large scale SNP genotyping, data QC, optimization of data analysis pipelines for identification of clinically significant variants/aberrations and analysis of mutations and pathways.

REQUIREMENTS:
* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Biostatistics or related field.
* Strong scripting skills in one or more of: Python, Perl, Ruby, R/S-Plus Unix/Linux shell.
* Experience in analyzing high-throughput genomic data including NGS or SNP data required.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
* Experience working in collaborative environment.
* Excellent communication and presentation skills.
* Strong Mathematical and Statistical skills preferred.
* Knowledge of object-oriented design and cloud-computing is a plus.

TERMS:
This position is federally funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs for up to 2 years. US citizenship is required.

LOCALE:
Boston, MA, USA

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and list of 3 references to Saiju Pyarajan, Scientific Director (GenISIS) at
(saiju.pyarajan{at}va{dot}gov)

DEADLINE:
Open until filled

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