Postdoctoral Fellow – Bioinformatics at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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Employer: The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Expires: 09/01/2020

POSITION SUMMARYThe Furman Lab and the Buck AI Platform at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging seek a highly independent and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow interested in the inflammation/aging field with a focus on translational medicine. Proposed work will support research programs in aging and age-related disease. The goal of the Buck AI Platform is to catalyze data-enabled science and advance current knowledge on interventions and therapeutics to extend healthspan.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESProcess, integrate and analyze in-house and public domain data from various independent platforms (proteomics, genomics, phenomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, microbiome, wearables/behavioromics).Develop statistical methods for data integration of multiscale biological data.Participate in writing research grants.Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods applicable in the use of public sets of biological data and potentially health records as well.QUALIFICATIONSEducation and ExperienceDeep interest for the science of aging with particular focus on identifying interventions and therapeutics to extend human healthspan PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Genetics, Computer Sciences or similarSignificant experience with data science; specifically integration of multi-omics data Proven experience with application of machine learning and advanced statistical methods to biological datasetsProficient in SQL databases (e.g. MySQL)Competency in python and R; database development, maintaining & sharing code repositories (github, Jupyter, etc.)Research experience demonstrated through publicationsSpecialized SkillsTalent for technology, translational medicine and knowledge transferAbility to work in a heterogeneous environment of Biologists, Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists, Molecular BiologistsEffective interpersonal and communicational skills Ability to work and think independently Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet deadlinesAptitude for international collaborationsADDITIONAL INFORMATIONPosting will remain open until position is filled. This full time appointment is funded for 3 years with possible renewal based on availability of funds and operational needs.Competitive salary starting at $75,000/year. Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) with 5% match and profit sharing after one year. Collaborative work environment. Generous PTO.Work will be primarily performed at Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, CA TO APPLYClick APPLY to submit your CV. Additionally, please send two reference letters to Mary Redwine (mredwine@buckinstitute.org).