Postdoctoral fellow, bioinformatics and computational genomics

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
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Postdoctoral fellow, bioinformatics and computational genomics

The main focus of the research will be to understand the molecular basis of human diseases by integrating high-throughput sequencing data (Hi-C, epigenomic, transcriptomic (including single-cell) data).


Part of the work will involve the development and application of novel analysis algorithms and software in the field of machine and deep learning, including the application of regression, classification, predictive modeling to molecular and clinical datasets.


  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or related field;
  • Working experience in the analysis, integration, and interpretation of different types of high-throughput biological data from sequencing- and array-based technologies; experience with single-cell genomics is considered a plus;
  • Demonstrated experience with the application of supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods to biomedical data; experience with deep learning methods and frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow) is considered a plus;
  • Proficiency in programming, data analysis and data visualization using R/Bioconductor, familiarity with Linux command line and high-performance computing environments, version control with Git, is required. Experience with at least one of Python/Jupyter, Matlab, Perl, C, Java, SQL is considered a plus;
  • Knowledge and experience with software engineering best practices such as version control, code review, unit testing, continuous integration;
  • Must demonstrate strong personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as a part of a team;
  • A track record of publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals;
  • Fluent in English (oral and written).
  • How to Apply

    For inquiries, please contact Dr. Mikhail Dozmorov (mdozmorov at vcu dot edu) with your CV or resume and a brief cover letter describing your previous research experiences, specific interest in this position, and programming experience.