Queen's University

Postdoctoral positions in computational biology and computational biophysics

Queen's University, Canada

Kingston/Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postdoctoral positions in computational biology and computational biophysics are available in the Panchenko laboratory located at Queens University School of Medicine in Kingston and affiliated with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) in Toronto, Canada. Our team investigates epigenetic factors, including DNA/histone covalent modifications and histone variants, that may contribute to cancer etiology. Specifically, we study how the diverse set of nucleosomal and chromatin alterations is connected to cancer mutagenesis, modulates the recruitment of specific chromatin components with spatiotemporal precision and influences the stability, dynamics and accessibility of DNA. Our objective requires designing new computational and hybrid methods that use experimental data and involve machine learning, molecular modeling and molecular dynamics simulations. Please see our published work at 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/CBBresearch/Panchenko/publications.html.

The Panchenko lab is moving from the National Institutes of Health, USA in July 2019.

Postdoctoral fellows will be subjected to a rich research environment with various opportunities for close collaboration with computational and experimental labs at the top research facilities in Canada and USA including Queens University, Center for Advanced Computing at Queens, OICR and National Institutes of Health.

Qualifications:

For Postdoctoral positions in computational biology: statistical methods, machine learning, practical experience working with large-scale data sets.

For Postdoctoral positions in computational biophysics: molecular modeling and molecular dynamics simulations, structural bioinformatics.

Qualified candidates should send their CV and the names and contact information for three referees to Dr Anna Panchenko (anna.panch2014@gmail.com).

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Queens University is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of its research, graduate, and undergraduate programs, and is ranked as a research leader among Canadian post-secondary institutions. The university is located in historic Kingston, on the shore of Lake Ontario, with easy access to Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa & the U.S. border. OICR is located in downtown Toronto and focuses its research efforts toward the clinic to accelerate translational cancer research in Ontario and worldwide.


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Postdoctoral positions in computational biology and computational biophysics