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Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate - Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics
University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California
 
 
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Date Posted 07/21/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

A Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Serghei Mangul in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California. The Mangul lab aims to combine open omics data with robust bioinformatics methods to enable novel biological discoveries. This includes designing, developing, and applying novel and robust data-driven, computational approaches that will accelerate the diffusion of genomics and biomedical data into translational research and education.

The successful candidate will perform research and develop novel bioinformatics tools conducting large-scale integrative analyses of biological, medical, and genomic data. Opportunities are available to conduct meta-analyses of software development practices, implementation, and bioinformatics educational strategies. Additional information about our lab and research can be found at https://mangul-lab-usc.github.io/ .

Members of Mangul Laboratory are devoted to data analysis transparency, effective sharing, reproducibility, software usability, and archival stability to foster a sustainable data science ecosystem in biomedical research.  Dr. Mangul is committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive environment. He also believes in empowering the members of the team with necessary bioinformatics training and support, allowing them to make important contributions to the fields of biomedical research.

The position is available for 1 year and renewable contingent on successful progress and available funding. The salary will be competitive. The University of Southern California offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death, and dismemberment insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in biology, genetics, computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field. Proficiency in Python, C++, and Unix Bash Shell is essential. Competitive applicants will also have extensive experience in working with high-performance clusters and conducting bioinformatics research and will have the desire to apply for external fellowship funding. Preference will be given to candidates with a compelling publication record, evidence of substantial research productivity, and the ability to successfully communicate scientific information.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, short (1-2 pages) a cover letter describing your research interests and fit within the lab, and contact information for 2-3 references. Informal inquiries are also welcomed and should be addressed to Dr. Serghei Mangul at mangul@usc.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to start in Fall 2021, though specific dates are negotiable.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.

The Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy unites patient-centered care with health system insight and analysis. The department’s faculty represents a wide range of clinical and research specialties, from community pharmacy and geriatrics to oncology and psychiatry. The Titus Department of Clinical Pharmacy is one of the nation’s leading research programs devoted to pursuing new knowledge and advances in pharmacotherapy, translational research, regulatory science, and related areas.


Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in biology, genetics, computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field. Proficiency in Python, C++, and Unix Bash Shell is essential. Competitive applicants will also have extensive experience in working with high-performance clusters and conducting bioinformatics research and will have the desire to apply for external fellowship funding. Preference will be given to candidates with a compelling publication record, evidence of substantial research productivity, and the ability to successfully communicate scientific information.

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