Research_Assistant Jobs
Forgot Your Password?
Job Seekers
Post Resume
Find Jobs
Get jobs by email
Post Jobs
Find Resumes
Get resumes by email
Postdoctoral Fellow - Genomics and Imaging Data Visualization Tools for Nucleome Studies
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted 03/10/2021
Admin-Computing-Database Administration
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

School: Harvard Medical School

Department/Area: Biomedical Informatics

Position Description:

We are hiring multiple postdoctoral fellows to develop novel visualization methods and tools for data generated by the NIH 4D Nucleome Consortium. This project is highly interdisciplinary and being conducted in close cooperation with computational and experimental domain experts, providing an excellent opportunity for collaborative research. Key collaborators are Peter Park at Harvard Medical School, Leonid Mirny at MIT, and Job Dekker at HHMI/UMASS Medical School. Successful applicants will be contributing to the NIH 4D Nucleome Consortium, which recently launched its 2nd phase (2020 – 2025).


The postdoctoral fellows will be responsible for developing novel methodologies and applications to facilitate visual analysis of large heterogeneous biomedical data sets, including sequencing and imaging data. While the focus of the position is on the development of visualization approaches, the roles will also involve the integration of such tools with data analysis and data management tools. Our previous work with partners in the 4D Nucleome consortium resulted in tools such as HiGlass and HiPiler.

Other responsibilities include day-to-day project management, including coordination with collaborators and other team members, as well as the writing of manuscripts. Contribution to the grant writing efforts of the lab are expected.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD degree in a quantitative field such as bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, medical informatics, computer science or related fields and a track-record of publication in the top journals or conferences of their field. Hands-on experience with management, analysis, and visualization of biomedical data as well as experience in developing (web-based) interactive software tools are highly desired for this position. Excellent programming skills and working knowledge of state-of-the-art software development techniques are essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are crucial.

Additional Qualifications:

Experience with Python, JavaScript, and web application development are expected. Cloud computing skills are desirable. Previous research experience in areas such as (single-cell) genomics, epigenomics, or imaging will be beneficial but are not required.

Contact Information:

Nils Gehlenborg, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI) Program
10 Shattuck St
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Email:

Special Instructions:


The position is available immediately and can be renewed annually.


The lab has been operating remotely since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is not expected to return to the Harvard Medical School campus until at least January 2021. Nonetheless, successful applicants will be expected to take up residence in Massachusetts in order to comply with Harvard University employment regulations.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Internal Number: 10091
*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Google Plus
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2021 - All Rights Reserved.