Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Biology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7230366 (Ref:10024540)

Posted: March 21, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $34.00 - $37.55 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

The Beckman Research Institute is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to Join the Laboratory od Dr. Sergio Branciamore.

Branciamore Lab develops advanced computational methods for studying complex biological systems, merging statistical mechanics, dynamical systems, and Bayesian networks. We collaborate on disease research like leukemia, glioblastoma, Alzheimer’s, and sickle cell disease, while also applying our techniques to molecular dynamics simulations of proteins and complexes.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Develop novel probabilistic network reconstruction techniques that are applicable to dynamical systems and/or spatially resolved systems.
  • Contribute to the creation of software tools that simplify the implementation of sophisticated algorithms and models in extensive biomedical research projects.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team consisting of researchers from computational, clinical, and laboratory disciplines such as computational biology, genomics, systems biology, and more for effective problem-solving.
  • Generate mathematical and evolutionary models to describe disease evolution.
  • Publish groundbreaking findings in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and present them at conferences and seminars.
  • Engage in grant writing activities to secure funding for future projects.

Your qualifications should include:

  • A PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science or Computational Biology.
  • Strong motivation to work as part of a multidisciplinary group.
  • Proficiency in programming with at least one programming language.
  • Familiarity with mathematics/computational methods is preferred.
  • Knowledge in molecular dynamics, network analysis, statistical mechanics, information theory, population genetics, and other related areas are appreciated.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $34.00 - $37.55 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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