Duke University School of Medicine has a postdoctoral research fellow position available.

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

School of Medicine Founded in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked sixth among the nation’s medical schools, the School prides itself on being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, researchers, clinicians and staff, where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate the translation of basic scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the world. With more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine, together with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), make up Duke Health, a world-class academic medical centre. The health system includes Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and several affiliates.

A postdoctoral research associate position is now available at Duke University School of Medicine. The ideal individual will develop novel statistical and computational methods for multi-omics data (such as whole-genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, single-cell sequencing, and spatial transcriptomics data) and integrative analyses with other metadata and electronic health record data. The individual will work with Dr Jichun Xie (https://jichunxie.github.io) and collaborate with other quantitative and biomedical faculty within and outside of Duke University.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke is committed to a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity and a sense of belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas – an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel safe and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain positions at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require certain physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and accommodations for reasonable accommodation requests are provided by each hiring department.

 Available Subjects:

  •  Whole-genome sequencing,RNA sequencing, single-cell sequencing, and spatial transcriptomics data

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Ph.D. in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, statistics or a related quantitative discipline;
  2. Strong skills in statistical or machine learning methodology development and implementation; experience in deep learning and/or image processing is a plus;
  3. Strong programming skills in R or Python; experience with genomics pre-processing pipelines is a plus;
  4. Strong motivation to study genomics or other related biomedical areas.

Application Procedure:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply for the position at https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-POSTDOCTORAL-ASSOCIATE-NC-27710/1033165800/