Postdoctoral Associate - Human Genome Sequencing Center - Informatics-Nex G

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7077909 (Ref:6879-en_US)

Posted: May 5, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


This position requires a trained bioinformatician, preferably with experience in programming and method development, genomics and next generation sequencing. The proposed focuses on enhancing our understanding of Metagenomics in the context of multiple species and diploid genome. We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills. There will also be opportunities to contribute to other projects at the HGSC that drive novel discovery in areas of human health and precision medicine in both Metagenomics and complex diseases.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

• Performs in-depth sequence analyses on large genomic datasets.
• Applies existing/ develop novel bioinformatics software to both well- defined and novel genome analysis problems.
• Researches, assesses, and customizes third-party bioinformatics software.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Published at least two first author papers in English and demonstrated written communication skills in English.
• Next-Gen Sequencing tools (SAMtools, BWA, bedtools, etc.)
• Experience in computational method NGS development (Python/Perl/C++)
• Experience in working with UNIX & Cluster environments (SGE/Slurm)

A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related fields with a dissertation related to Computational Biology.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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