Recruitment

Introduction


Dr. Junwen John Wang's lab (http://jjwanglab.org) at Mayo Clinic Arizona is recruiting outstanding candidates for postdoc/staff positions in bioinformatics and computational genomics. The lab is affiliated with Department of Health Sciences Research and Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona and Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University. We currently focus on two main areas: 1) integrative analysis of multi-dimensional OMICs data for gene regulatory network inference, 2) function annotation of genetic variants, particularly these in the noncoding regulatory regions. The lab is also actively collaborating with cancer biologists and clinicians on data analysis in ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and WGS/WES (Whole Genome/Exome Sequencing).

The candidate will:


  1. Develop algorithms, databases and web servers for bioinformatics methodology development in the above two areas.
  2. Analyze and interpret large OMICs data (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and WGS/WES) provided by our collaborators.
  3. Develop methods to integrate multiple OMICs data (eg ChIP-seq+RNA-seq, RNA-seq+WGS) for function inference.
  4. Work with our collaborators for NGS analysis pipeline development and result interpretation.

Requirements:


  1. PhD degree in Quantitative Sciences (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Biostatistics etc.) with some biology knowledge, or PhD in Biomedical Sciences with programming experience (python/perl/java/c/c++ and R).
  2. Can work collaboratively and independently.
  3. Experience with at least two of the following key words is preferred: HMM, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, WGS, WES, PCA, gene regulatory networks, genetic variants annotation/prioritization, deep learning, machine learning, data mining.

Benefits:


  1. Working on cutting edge technology, with great career perspectives.
  2. Ample opportunities to collaborate with clinicians and basic scientists.
  3. Access to Mayo's comprehensive clinic datasets/clinic samples.
  4. Mayo clinic is among the top 100 companies to work with by Fortune magazine.
  5. Competitive salary.

Contacts


Please send your CV, with name of at least two referees to Dr. Junwen John Wang: lastname.firstname@mayo.edu (replace firstname to Junwen and lastname to Wang)

About Mayo Clinic:


Mayo Clinic is known nationally and internationally for outstanding achievements in patient care, research and education. Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit, integrated group practice focusing on high quality, compassionate medical care. Multi-disciplinary teams work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first. Mayo Clinic has sites in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida.

About Mayo Clinic Arizona (MCA):


MCA is located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns. With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.