The Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Center for Single-Cell Omics (CSCOmics) is a new initiative with its own, completely renovated research building on our medical campus in downtown Shanghai. The CSCOmics hosts state-of-the-art single cell equipment and has formally opened its doors on November 3 with a symposium “Single-cell omics in aging and disease” (https://www.shsmu.edu.cn/sph-cscomics).
Postdoc positions are available in the group of Dr. Jan Vijg, who works on “Somatic DNA mutations and genome mosaics as mechanisms of disease”. The ideal candidate should be able to independently perform her/his research project within the objectives of the research program.
Based on newly developed single-cell methods that allow multi-omics analysis to study the functional impact of mutations, somatic mutations are studied in diseased tissues from biopsy material from patients with cancer, cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis.
The results should help us in discovering new targets for therapeutic intervention as well developing novel single-cell based diagnostic tools. There is a possibility to be appointed as Research Assistant Professor. Minimum qualifications include a PhD degree in life science and relevant experience in cell biology, genomics and transcriptomics. Excellent communication skills in English are mandatory.