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Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Researcher – Next Generation Sequencing

Employer: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Posted: July 21, 2014
Expires: September 19, 2014
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A postdoctoral position is open in Dr. Shen's group at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the New York City. Our research mainly focuses on bioinformatic analysis of transcriptomic and epigenomic data for brain diseases, such as drug addiction and depression. We mainly work with next-generation sequencing (NGS) data which are generated from Mount Sinai's sequencing core facility. We have accumulated more than 1,000 ChIP-seq and RNA-seq samples, with much more coming in the next few years.

You will use the most advanced statistical methods to analyze these data and make stories out of it. You will also develop novel approaches to optimize our use of these data and build applications. Our effort to advance the analysis of NGS data can be demonstrated by the following software development:

diffReps - differential analysis for ChIP-seq: ngs.plot - quick mining and visualization of NGS data:

We will continue to develop these software that have proved to be very useful for researchers in the field. We wish you can be part of this exciting journey!

You will participate in a lot of interesting projects and be a co-author on many publications. You will learn how to analyze large-scale genomic data and become a master of it! You will also learn how to work in an interdisciplinary group and communicate your ideas clearly. If you are very quantitative in mind, like to deal with large volume of data and love challenges, this is a wonderful opportunity!

My group collaborates with multiple investigators in the department, such as Drs. Eric Nestler, Yasmin Hurd, Schahram Akbarian and Scott Russo, who are world-renowned neuroscientists. We are very well funded and are determined to do the best quality research. For more information, please visit: and

Requirements: - Ph.D. in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics or related fields. - Strong problem solving skills. - "Can do" attitude with some hacker's spirits. - Hands-on experience and excellent knowledge with statistics and data mining techniques. - Good knowledge about molecular biology, genomics and sequencing technology. - Strong programming skills with scripting languages such as Perl, Python or PHP. - Strong skills with statistical computing platforms; R preferred. - Working experience with distributed systems and cloud computing a strong plus. - Working experience with Linux operating system a must. - Excellent communication and presentation skills.

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