Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), WUSTL


Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), WUSTL

St. Louis, MO, United States

POSITION REPORTS TO: Li Ding, Principal Investigator



POSITION SUMMARY: A postdoctoral position is open immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Li Ding at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.  We are looking for a highly motivated computational biologist to join our interdisciplinary team of research biologists, medical doctors, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists studying cancer and other human diseases. We are at the forefront of developing computational tools to solve previously unattainable problems through creative use of big data in the biomedical and clinical research. Combining bioinformatics and experimental approaches to advance precision medicine, we have made important contributions to a number of large scale cancer genome studies, including TCGA, ICGC, CPTAC, PDXNet, and HTAN. We have also created various cancer and other diseases models that are valuable in studying the etiology and treatment for these devastating diseases. We combine in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro methods to study the pathogenic mechanisms in a multi-disciplinary manner. Ongoing projects in our laboratories involve cancer proteogenomics, molecular circuitry regulating tumorigenesis, pathogenesis of human diseases, and functional genomic studies based on new discoveries from next generation sequencing. The successful candidate will participate and lead research projects using computational biology approaches to address questions that are both fundamental in biology and highly relevant in the clinic. Further information about our research can be found here: http://dinglab.wustl.edu/.


CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE: Demonstrated ability to work independently and to communicate with laboratory staff and investigators. Ability to generate, analyze, and organize data and reports. Ability to give oral presentations in various settings. Experience with computer software. Ability to assist the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. 


MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Recent PhD/MD in a relevant field required. Knowledge and experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, physics, computer sciences, and related fields.


Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information of three references via e-mail to Dr. Li Ding at lding@wustl.edu


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Application information:

Duration: 3 years and potentially extendable depending on funding and performance.

Salary will commensurate with degree and experience plus full-time benefit.


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