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Postdoctoral Fellow

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 816 - Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Requisition Number: PD13-1554718

Job Description:


Despite what you may think when you read your biological textbooks, much of the mystery of life is not gone and many of the details of the molecular-biological processes remain to be worked out. For example, we know that individuals' genetic differences affects their response to environment and sensitivity to disease, but why and how? With the contemporary generation of huge datasets (aka Big Data), such as those from within the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, there has been an outpouring of information about how life works. Thus many of the pieces of information to generate novel biological insight are there; the next step is for the eyes of biological experts to be immersed in the computational world to help reveal them. Our Multi-scale biological datamining group sits at the interface of the computational biologists and the wet biologists here in the Genetics of Genomics Sciences Department at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This is the prime position to help facilitate the transition of Big Data into new biological paradigms with direct applications to understanding complex diseases as well as inborn errors of metabolism and translate these findings into clinical applications. Close collaboration with wet biologists and clinicians to test and validate those novel biological insights is then critical.
We are currently accepting applications for motivated Post-doctoral fellows and Staff Scientists who have combined knowledge of disease biology and some computational biology to join our Multi-scale biological data mining group. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biology, genetics, computer science, statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field with key knowledge of biology. Knowledge or experience in complex genetic traits and network biology are a plus. The ideal candidate for this position will have substantial input to the specific nature of their research project. However, the project should broadly fit within the group's goals of bringing novel biological insight to Big Data and thereby playing a role in shaping and understanding complex health traits. In this position, the opportunity to impact human biology and health are limited only by your imagination. Please view our website for further inspiration (http://icahn.mssm.edu/genomics) and http://icahn.mssm.edu/profiles/carmen-argmann. Interested candidates should send a CV and contact information for 3 references to carmen.argmann@mssm.edu. Review of applications is open now and will continue until the positions are filled.
ting Postdoc position to work on Janssen project.

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