Openings of Postdoctoral Scholar Positions at the Department of Biomedical Informatics

Openings of Postdoctoral Scholar Positions at the Department of Biomedical Informatics

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, United States

Statistical Bioinformatics Lab ( is a well-established team that focuses on developing/applying state-of-the-art computational and statistical methods for analyzing high-throughput, high dimensional biological data, and other biomedical data and information (such as sequencing data). We recently relocated to the Department of Biomedical Informatics, the Ohio State University and we are seeking enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates for two postdoctoral scholars (see below).

1) Postdoctoral Scholar in bioinformatics method development: We are looking for postdoctoral scholars to develop high-impact statistical and computational/algorithmic methods for high-throughput biological data analyses, including but not limited to transcriptome and epigenetics sequencing data. In addition, we also conduct method development for the newest data types of PacBio and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. Background on mathematics, statistics, computer science or degree in a related field is desirable. Background in medicine or biology is not required.

2) Postdoctoral Scholar in computational biology: We are looking for postdoctoral scholars in biology or bioinformatics background. Our lab performs world leading science in developmental biology and cancer research. We focus on making meaningful advances to understand developmental biology and cancer, using cutting edge technologies (such as Third Generation Sequencing technologies: PacBio and Oxford Nanopore Technologies) to create authentic models and gain novel biological insights in transcriptome and epigenetics level. A typical candidate would have skills in including but not limited to implementing basic in-house bioinformatics tools, collaborating with statistician and computational biologists to elucidate biological discovery and mining out biological insights. Background on biology, computational biology or bioinformatics is desirable.

The postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunities to collaborate with internationally recognized biomedical scientists at Stanford University, University of Oxford and University of Tokyo. Salary and benefits will be very competitive. All applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should contact Prof. Kin Fai Au with an updated CV (

As part of the College of Medicine at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is the academic home for informatics research, development and training at Ohio State. BMI Faculty have ongoing collaborations with faculty in departments throughout the University and nationally. The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s largest integrated health sciences campuses, with access to a CTSA-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science and new, state-of-the-art 1 million square feet, NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Faculty and staff in BMI can leverage an advanced information systems environment including inpatient and outpatient electronic health records, data warehousing platforms, and a variety of enterprise research information systems. Through a partnership with the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), BMI faculty have access to high-performance computing and data management facilities for both clinical and bio-molecular data. Columbus is the state capital of and the most populous city in the state of Ohio. It is the 14th-most populous city in the United States and one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation.


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Openings of Postdoctoral Scholar Positions at the Department of Biomedical Informatics