Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Genomics

Institution/Company:
Weill Cornell Medicine
Location:
New York, NY, United States
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
Degree Level Required:
PhD
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Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Genomics

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the laboratory of Dr. Ekta Khurana (khuranalab.med.cornell.edu) at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) in New York City. The research focus of the lab is on cancer genomics with a special interest in the use of non-coding genome for clinical analysis. Successful applicants will lead exciting projects involving single-cell data analysis for understanding treatment resistance in cancer and use of cell-free DNA for early detection of cancer. They will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse group of experimental and computational biologists. The Khurana lab participates actively in many international genomics consortia. There will also be opportunities for wet lab research for interested candidates.

Responsibilities:

– Lead research in exciting projects in cancer genomics – Perform computational data analysis – Develop new computational methods – Publish papers

Qualifications:

A PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics or a related field is required. A strong computational background, proficiency in at least one programming language and knowledge of statistics are also required. Research experience in genomics is desirable.

  • How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and names of three references to Dr. Khurana (ekk2003@med.cornell.edu). Please put the word ‘Postdoc-Application-2019’ in the subject line of your email.

Additional Information

You will be offered competitive salary (above NIH guidelines) and generous benefits.

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center located in New York City with multiple joint programs with the neighboring Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University and Cornell University in Ithaca. Over the past several years NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has been rated as one of the top five hospitals in the United States.

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