Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Sun lab is seeking a highly-motivated postdoc with a passion to innovate and discover in cancer data science. The Sun Lab (https://ruping.github.io/) at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis studies the dynamics of cancer by quantifying and modeling intratumor heterogeneity (ITH) from high-throughput sequencing data. We design computational algorithms to facilitate the translation of tumor heterogeneity into its evolvability. As an emerging field that encourages interdisciplinary cooperation, we maintain vigorous cooperative research projects with clinicians, biologists, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists to bridge the scales among (epi)genetic variations, cellular behavior and tumor tissue patterns. The potential research directions are listed below:
1) Methods for quantifying and visualizing intratumor heterogeneity from NGS data;
2) Computational and Mathematical modeling of the spatial/temporal tumor (epi)genetic heterogeneity, in consideration of tumor microenvironments;
3) Copy number evolution in association with clonal dynamics;
The person who holds this position will receive hands-on mentoring of analytic and programming skills in advanced cancer genomics/bioinformatics and tailored training for career development. While the successful candidate is expected to get involved in the aforementioned research topics, his/her own research interests will be encouraged and promoted under the general scope of the lab. For more information on the position, applicants may directly email Ruping Sun, Ph.D. (email@example.com).
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
· 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
For more information regarding benefits:http://policy.umn.edu/sites/policy.umn.edu/files/appendix/postdocappoint_appa.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
A doctoral degree in bioinformatics, genetics, computer science, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, biophysics, or other appropriate areas;
Script language programming skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience in cancer genetics, genomics and/or mathematical modeling.
A record of publication and/or conference presentations.
Internal Number: 333560
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