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Bioinformaticist - REQID0002128

Özel Lab |

Job ID: REQID0002128

The Özel Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Bioinformatician to pursue projects aimed at computational inference of gene regulatory networks from single-cell multiomics data. The lab’s general goal is to understand how transcription factors coordinate neuronal cell fates and circuit formation during brain development. Please visit the Özel Lab Website for more information. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills. The Stowers Institute offers a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Processing and managing high-throughput sequencing data, in particular single-cell RNA and ATAC-seq, using the brand new Stowers HPC cluster.
  • Creating customized computational scripts to transform, visualize, and analyze large biological datasets.
  • Implementing and modifying existing gene regulatory network inference pipelines, as well as deep learning tools as applied to chromatin accessibility data. More experienced candidates will also be encouraged to develop new tools.
  • Working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment to test biological hypotheses, analyze and publish results.
  • Participating in lab meetings and reading relevant scientific literature.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. or M.S. in bioinformatics, computer science, or related field, OR a bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of bioinformatics/computational biology experience.
  • Fluency in Linux, bash, R and/or Python.
  • Experience using and troubleshooting core bioinformatics algorithms and tools such as those used in genomics and sequencing analysis.
  • Ability to learn existing code, and make changes as needed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with statistical methods and machine learning, in particular convolutional neural networks, is especially welcome.

The earliest starting date for this position is January 1, 2024.

To Apply

Submit the requested documents to Dr. Neset Özel: and cc:

Requested Documents

  • Current CV
  • Statement of research interests and experience
  • Contact information of 2-3 professional references
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