Summary of Position: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate in the field of bioinformatics and computational genomics to participate in multiple collaborative research projects in the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Research Interest. Our institute aims to understand how the nine hallmarks of aging affect us and how to manipulate the pathways involved to allow for more healthy aging. Our team and collaborators use mouse models followed by human clinical trials in research and testing pharmaceutical approaches to lessen or eliminate age-related diseases and conditions. For more information about the institute, please visit https://med.umn.edu/aging.
About the Role. You will develop and maintain several computational pipelines for analyzing different types of omics datasets, with a focus on single-cell transcriptomics and spatial transcriptomics. You will collaborate with multiple wet-lab researchers from different laboratories in the iBAM. In the collaborations, you will analyze computationally the omics datasets generated in multiple research projects about aging and age-related diseases. You will present the progress of the project orally in intramural, national, and international meetings and conferences, and in writing in scientific manuscripts and grant progress reports.
Essential and Other Functions: [30%] Develop and maintain several computational pipelines for analyzing omics data. [55%] Apply the pipelines in analyzing the omics datasets generated with wet-lab researchers. [5%] Present research progress in conferences. [10%] Write scientific manuscripts and reports.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
A Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota is considered to be in an academic professional position governed by academic policies.
Restrictions: Limited to a period of three years up to five, depending on training needs. The individual may be immediately post-degree or returning for additional training, updating, and retooling. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry. Post-doctoral associates cannot be appointed on sponsored institutional training grants, sponsored individual fellowship or training awards. Post-doctoral associates are University of Minnesota employees. They are receiving additional training while also performing services for the University, for which they are compensated.
Note: These are not positions to which permanent residency can be granted for international appointees.
Required Qualifications: 1. Ph.D., or equivalent degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Sciences, Statistics, or Mathematics. 2. Demonstrated research experience as evidenced by a strong publication record. 3. Experience in developing computational pipelines in analyzing single-cell or spatial transcriptomics data. 4. Strong computational skills covering Python, R, shell scripts, Github, and Slurm (or SGE). 5. Excellent communication and writing skills.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Strong problem-solving and data handling skills.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.