Research Fellow, Bioinformatics

08 Oct 2020
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07 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Biological Sciences is recruiting an innovative and highly motivated Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow to work with a team of researchers in the areas of epigenetics, RNA biology, chromatin interactions and cancer. Our laboratory is focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underscoring the activation of cancer driver genes (Nature Cell Biology 2015, 17: 1327-38; PNAS 2016, 113: 14402-07; Nature Communications 2018, 9: 3183) and investigating various modes of transcription regulation and chromatin dynamics mediated by oncogenic factors during cancer development. We are also expanding our study to identify essential gene regulatory networks in cancers through the development of new computational methods.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate should be able to work in an innovative, dynamic and pro-active environment and perform bioinformatics analyses of several next-generation-sequencing (NGS) datasets including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and Hi-C/4C-seq independently. The candidate should demonstrate a keen interest in software/methods development to address biological questions and possess prior experience in RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data analyses, pipeline development and algorithm implementation/development.

A competitive remuneration package that commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful candidate will be provided.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with:

  • A recent PhD graduate (or 1-2 years postdoc experience) in the relevant areas of computational biology/bioinformatics
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in working with a variety of NGS datasets, pipeline development and algorithm development
  • Strong publication track record, indicated by first author publications in high quality journals
  • Ability to write/contribute to research articles, grants and keep meticulous notes/proper scientific documentation
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • A strong team focus and ability to work independently
  • A demonstrated ability to supervise PhD students and junior research staff

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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