Postdoctoral position in 3D genomics and cancer bioinformatics

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Job Type:
  • PhD
Degree Level Required:
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Postdoctoral position in 3D genomics and cancer bioinformatics

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Biostatistics at Virginia Commonwealth University. The main focus will be analysis and interpretation of the 3D structure of the human genome (Hi-C data) and the development of biostatistical methods and bioinformatics tools for 3D genomics. Numerous collaborative opportunities in cancer research are available. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who seeks a stimulating interdisciplinary work environment.


  • Computational analysis of sequencing data
  • Programming
  • Manuscript/presentation preparation
  • Application for fellowship opportunities


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Working experience in bioinformatics analysis, integration, and interpretation of high-throughput sequencing data, including single-cell sequencing
  • Proficiency in programming, data analysis and visualization using R/Bioconductor, familiarity with Linux command line and high-performance computing environments, version control with Git
  • 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)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the application of supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods to genomics data; experience with deep learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow) is considered a plus
  • Experience with at least one of Python/Jupyter, Matlab, C, Java is considered a plus

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled