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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position Information

Posting Number NONAC1071
Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type
Pay Rate Commensurate upon experience
Department Cardiovascular Research Instit. (CVRI)
Position Summary


The candidate will participate in meeting the needs of SNP-related human molecular genetic studies, population genetic studies, bioinformatics, genomics and computational studies.


• Perform computer-based research using biomedical databases.

• Running existing bioinformatic programs for data analysis.

• Development of custom data extraction and analysis programs as driven by project needs.

• Writing computer programs for systematic computational data analysis.

• Installation and modifications of new softwares for computational research and statistical analysis. Contribute to development of existing softwares.

• Coordinate with bench scientists and computational scientists to handle multiple concurrent analysis projects.

• Perform SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) database search, annotation and computational analysis on disease-related target genes and genomic regions.

• Perform computational analysis to configure haplotypes, LD (linkage disequilibrium) block structure of the genomic region on high-throughput genotype data from databases (such as HapMap) and experiments.

• Maintenance of the human genomic DNA samples and cells as well as the corresponding sample databases.

• Perform high-throughput bench-based novel SNP discovery and SNP genotyping experiments.

• Routine maintenance of lab equipments.

• Participates in laboratory meetings to discuss scientific data

• Assists in orienting and aiding trainees (student and/or other post doctoral fellows) in performing laboratory techniques and data analysis, and provides guidance, advice and assistance.

• Prepares draft reports of study related findings.

• Orders supplies and maintains appropriate inventory levels of supplies.


• Working experience on programming. Proficient on programming languages, especially C, scala, Matlab, Linux shell and Java (JDBC, JSP, servlets, Swing or other GUI toolkit).

• Working experiences on haplotype analysis and haplotyping.

• Working experiences on genetic and genomic ancestry analysis.

• Working experiences on data imputation.

• Working experiences on various big biomedical and genomic databases.

• Ability to quickly master new programming languages related for databases.

• Experience with the bioinformatics software and package: FastQC, Samtools, UCSC Database, Tophat.

• Molecular biology knowledge

• Medical knowledge.

• Ability to work collegially with others as part of a collaborative team, especially communicate with researchers on the basic medical sciences.

• Ability to provide reports of related studies and findings.

• Good written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to perform tasks precisely, efficiently and handle a variety of tasks with minimum supervision.



Minimum Qualifications

MD or MS in Biomedical sciences, with working experience on haplotype, ancestry, imputation, genomics, high-throughput data analysis and database is required. Fluent computer programming ability is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Posting Date 08/11/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • EdD, MD, PhD, DrPH
  2. * Please provide your salary requirement. Do Not Enter Negotiable, a specified salary range is required. Not providing a salary requirement will result in your application being incomplete and will not be considered.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Professional License
  3. Other Document