28 days ago

University of Florida



, Florida

 United States

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The University of Florida (UF) is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #5 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF is one of only a few comprehensive universities, having medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, and engineering disciplines all co-localized on the same, contiguous campus. UF is a highly collaborative environment that provides researchers with many opportunities for learning (e.g., top seminar programs, excellent core research facilities) and research collaborations. Gainesville is located in the northern region of Florida, within 1-1.5 hours of each coast, and just 1.5-2 hours to Orlando and Tampa. It is a small to medium-sized city with a low cost of living, good restaurants and entertainment, and southern hospitality. While Gainesville is widely recognized as the home of the Gators, it is quickly becoming known as a center for innovation and a place with a lifestyle that’s comfortable for families, yet attractive for young professionals.


Dr. Xiao Fan’s laboratory (https://xiaofan-lab.github.io/) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida has a fully-funded postdoctoral associate position. Fan Lab aims to understand genetic causes of rare human diseases and pioneer genetic therapeutics using advanced machine learning methods. Research projects will involve study design, data acquisition, method development, data analysis, and software/database maintenance.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, statistical genetics, bioinformatics or related quantitative subject.
  • A strong background in programming (e.g. python or R)
  • Demonstrated experience with machine learning modelling
  • Interest in learning biological/genetic concepts
  • Excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with high performance computing
  • Experience with deep learning modelling
  • Experience with bioinformatics projects
  • Relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to mentor junior team members
Additional Information:

Position Term Length:

This position is for an initial one-year appointment but has the potential to be renewed.


Salary Range or Pay Grade:

Salary will commensurate with experience and will follow NIH guidelines.


Application Instructions:

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to xiaofan@ufl.edu.


Machine learning

computational biology

human genetics

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