A fully funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Cheng lab (https://www.stjude.org/directory/c/yong-cheng.html) in the Department of Hematology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to investigate the genetic factors underpinning key human blood cell traits, particularly the functional impacts of non-coding regulatory elements during normal blood development and disorders. This project is based on the combination of unique clinical resource and cutting-edging technologies. Hematology Department at St. Jude is one the leading program in treating different blood disorders. We have one of the largest pediatric sickle cell programs in the country. Our project has direct access to thousands of Whole Genome Sequencing data from patients with blood disorders. We apply different cutting-edge high-throughput functional genomic, single-cell omic-profiling and genomic/epigenomic editing technologies to identify, validate and understanding the mechanism of causal variants. We also have rich experience in high dimensional data processing, mining and modeling. One unique feature in St. Jude is that we push hard to convert basic scientific ideas all the way to the final therapeutic approaches. Unlike many other places, postdoc researchers here have the opportunity to get involved in the whole process, instead of just a tiny slice of the pie.
- A keen interest in translation research.
- Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field.
- A track record of scientific productivity
- Have strong verbal and written communication skills.