Postdoctoral positions in computational biology and computational biophysics

Institution/Company:
Queen's University/Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Location:
Kingston/Toronto, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
Degree Level Required:
PhD
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Postdoctoral positions in computational biology and computational biophysics

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Panchenko laboratory located at Queen’s University School of Medicine in Kingston and affiliated with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) in Toronto, Canada. Our team investigates epigenetic factors, including DNA/histone covalent modifications and histone variants, that may contribute to cancer etiology. Specifically, we study how the diverse set of nucleosome and chromatin alterations is connected to cancer mutagenesis, modulates the recruitment of specific chromatin components with spatiotemporal precision and influences the stability, dynamics and accessibility of DNA.

Our objective requires designing new computational and hybrid methods that use experimental data and involve machine learning, molecular modeling and molecular dynamics simulations. Please see our published work at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/CBBresearch/Panchenko/publications.html.

The Panchenko lab is moving from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA in July 2019.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop research questions and hypotheses;
  • design and implement computational methods to study cancer epigenetics;
  • review literature and analyze data;
  • collaborate with computational and experimental laboratories;
  • present research results at scientific meetings;
  • write and publish results in scientific journals;
  • supervise graduate students if necessary.

Qualifications:

For Postdoctoral positions in computational biology: statistical methods, machine learning, practical experience working with large-scale data sets.

For Postdoctoral positions in computational biophysics: molecular modeling and molecular dynamics simulations, structural bioinformatics.

  • How to Apply

    Qualified candidates should send their CV and the names and contact information for three referees to Dr Anna Panchenko.