Postdoc Research Associate

    The University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    Job Description

    Posting Information

    Position Title

    Postdoc Research Associate

    Vacancy ID



    Biostatistics - 462001

    Position Type

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Salary Range

    $50,000 - $60,000


    Full Time

    If part-time, hours per week


    Proposed Start Date


    Estimated Duration of Appointment

    12 Months

    Posting Open Date


    Posting Close Date

    Open Until Filled


    Work Location

    Chapel Hill, NC

    Position Summary

    The laboratory of Dr. Yuchao Jiang (https://yuchaojiang.github.io/) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applicants for a statistical genomics/computational biology postdoctoral position. The research in the laboratory focuses on statistical modeling and method development in genetics and genomics, with application to data from large-scale cohort studies of human health and disease. We collaborate with biologists and clinicians to address statistical and computational challenges presented by new cutting-edge technologies and provide data-driven statistical methods to biomedical researchers for better data analysis and experimental design. Our particular focus is on detecting structural variants, assessing intratumor heterogeneity, interrogating genome-wide DNA damage and repair, and deciphering cellular heterogeneity by single-cell omics approaches. The lab has published lead-authored methodological and scientific papers in Genome Biology, Nature Communications, PNAS, Cell Systems, Nucleic Acids Research, Bioinformatics, etc. Our research is currently supported by a five-year (2020-2025) NIH grant, R35 GM138342.
    We are committed to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the field of statistical genomics and computational biology. Qualified candidates from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.
    Position is immediately available; applications will be reviewed shortly after submission on a rolling basis.

    Educational Requirements

    A PhD degree in related field (biostatistics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, engineering, etc.).

    Qualifications and Experience

    Strong quantitative background and/or computational genomics experiences (high-throughput sequencing analysis, etc.).
    Strong programming skills (R & Python).
    At least two first authored papers submitted, accepted, or published in journals.
    Good spoken and written communication skills.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

    Special Instructions

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    Please indicate in your cover letter how you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.

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    Special Physical and Mental Requirements

    Department Contact Name and Title

    Annette Raines, HR Consultant

    Department Contact Telephone or Email


    Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

    If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

    Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

    Applicant Documents
    Posting ID: 575793670Posted: 2020-09-24