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Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Biology / Bioinformatics / Viral Population Genetics

Posted by: Blood Systems Research Institute

Posted date: Dec-22-2016

Location: San Francisco

The Pillai Lab at Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI), (www.bsrisf.org), an affiliate of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in computational biology, with special emphasis on phylogenetics, viral population genetics, transcriptomics, and analysis of next generation sequence data. The fellowship is focused on HIV cure research, and involves extensive training within the UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and collaboration with the recently-founded amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research. The ideal candidate will be interested in using a systems biology approach to investigate the effects of host gene expression patterns and viral genetic variation on HIV pathogenesis and persistence in vivo.
RESPONSIBILITIES
â¢Phylogenetic analysis of ultra-deep HIV sequence data generated from clinical samples
â¢Analysis of RNA-sequencing data to characterize host and viral gene expression patterns
â¢Compilation and curation of next-generation sequence data
â¢Computational modeling of virus-host interactions

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
â¢Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, biology, computer science, or related fields
â¢Minimum two-year experience in coding (python and R preferred) and expertise in Unix/Linux environments.
â¢Knowledge of applied statistics
â¢Minimum one year of basic biology knowledge.
â¢Highly motivated, quick learner.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
â¢Specific expertise in deep sequencing genomics and genetic analysis
â¢Background in computational virology
â¢Familiarity with web programming, Amazon cloud computing, SAS, SQL plus
â¢Expertise in data management and âBig Dataâ analytical approaches


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Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Biology / Bioinformatics / Viral Population Genetics
Post Details
Email fassenzio(at)bloodsystems.org
Employer's Website bsrisf.org
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Computational Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location San Francisco
Key Words Post Doc
Start Date TBD
Deadline Jan-27-2017