MULTIPLE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE positions are immediately available in the lab of Dr. Jinghui Zhang, Chair of the Department of Computational Biology for highly motivated and creative candidates. Positions are available in the following focus areas:
Successful candidates are expected to excel at critical thinking, be quick learners for new analytical approaches, and capable of applying or developing novel computational methods for solving complex problems. Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD or MD), an excellent publication record, and great communication skills. The lab will provide working experience for a fellow who is interested in leading or participating in all aspects of cancer omics studies via multi-disciplinary teamwork with mentoring from our senior-level scientists. Each fellow will have opportunities to interact with leaders in the fields of pediatric cancer and translational research within and outside the institution. Innovative research leading to high-impact scientific publication is highly encouraged and will be supported by the lab’s research infrastructure. For those with ambitious career goals, inter-disciplinary training will be provided to broaden or strengthen computational or biological expertise. The appointment will be for 2-5 years, depending on the candidate’s goals, qualifications, and productivity.
Interested applicants are encouraged to complete the online application. When applying, please include areas of specific interest in cover letter.
Recognized as a world leader of genomic research in pediatric cancer, the Zhang lab has led the characterization of the genomic landscape for over 20 subtypes of pediatric cancers with high-impact publications in Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Methods, JAMA, Cancer Cell, and NEJM in the last five years. The lab has a well-established track record of developing and publishing novel and high-impact analytical and visualization tools for cancer genomic research. Research in the lab is facilitated by access to the wealth of high-quality data, state-of-art high performance computing facility, robust analytical pipelines, latest laboratory technology and scientific expertise in genomics, cancer biology, and mathematics, and computer science.
St. Jude provides a highly interactive and supportive environment for researchers’ career development.
Jinghui Zhang, PhD
Chair, Department of Computational Biology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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