Postdoctoral Associate - Medicine
Job posting number: #7111038 (Ref:pt10028)
Posted: September 19, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Chiu Lab focuses on the development of state-of-the-art machine and deep learning models that integrate large genomic and pharmacogenomic data to study cancer biology and improve cancer therapy. Our latest publications are well-recognized by the broad cancer and bioinformatics communities: Science Advances (doi:10.1126/sciadv.abh1275; highlighted by @NCIgenomics as the #1 favorite paper of 2021), BMC Medical Genomics (doi:10.1186/s12920-018-0460-9; selected as Springer Nature Research Highlights in Genetics of 2019), and Briefings in Bioinformatics (doi:10.1093/bib/bbz144). Our ongoing NIH/NCI supported project focuses on deep learning of drug sensitivity and genetic dependency of pediatric cancers (https://reporter.nih.gov/search/Vw5y3WO_U0q6pBJ9KJNk8Q/projects).
Qualifications or Expectations:
- Candidates must be proficient with Linux and multiple bioinformatics programming languages, such as R, Python, MATLAB, and Perl.
- Candidates must have recently earned a Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical/electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field.
- Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
- Experience in deep learning, machine learning, single-cell and spatial omics, and image processing is highly desirable.
- Strong experience in computational modeling of biological systems, large-scale cancer multi-omic datasets (TCGA, TARGET, CCLE, etc.), high-throughput drug and genetic screens (DepMap, GDSC, etc.), and common bioinformatics resources (NCBI, UCSC, Ensembl, etc.) is essential.
- Candidates will receive dedicated mentorship on career development planning, career development awards, and postdoctoral fellowships such as the Hillman Postdoctoral Fellowships for Innovative Cancer Research (https://hillmanresearch.upmc.edu/research/hillman-fellows/postdoctoral/).
- The Chiu Lab is actively funded by NIH/NCI and intramural funds. The salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines.
- The PI has successful experience in acquiring the prestigious NIH/NCI K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award and postdoctoral fellowships, as well as mentoring the F99/K00 predoc to postdoc transition award application.
- The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is ranked #5 in NIH funding. Pittsburgh has been consistently voted as one of the top livable cities in the US.
For more info about this position, visit:https://sites.google.com/view/chiuy/
Application Instructions:Interested candidates should directly email Yu-Chiao Chiu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor ([email protected]) with curriculum vitae, one-page summary of research experience and interests, and contact information of three references. Review of applications will start immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Individuals from underrepresented minorities or disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
Visit join.pitt.edu and View Requisition Number 22005468 to apply.