• Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Job Location US-TN-Memphis
    Faculty Member
    Yong Cheng
  • Summary

    Our lab is interested in understanding the functions of the human genome. Specifically, we use functional genomic and computational genomic approaches to systematically study the impacts of genetic variants, especially non-coding variants, on normal blood development and disorders. We built our research program on unique clinical resources, cutting-edging technologies and strong data mining techniques.  The Hematology Department at St. Jude is one the leading program in treating different blood disorders. We have one of the largest pediatric sickle cell programs in the country. Our project has direct access to thousands of Whole Genome Sequencing data from patients with blood disorders. We apply different cutting-edge high-throughput functional genomic, single-cell omic-profiling and genomic/epigenomic editing technologies to identify, validate and understanding the mechanism of causal variants. We also have rich experience in high dimensional data processing, mining and modeling. One unique feature in St. Jude is that we push hard to convert basic scientific ideas all the way to the final therapeutic approaches. Unlike many other places, postdoc researchers here have the opportunity to get involved in the whole process, instead of just a tiny slice of the pie.

    We put our trainee’s success first. All previous lab members are in high-demand from both industry and academic.

    Minimum Experience

    • A keen interest in translation research.
    • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry or related field.
    • Experience with sequencing based high-throughput technology is strongly preferred.
    • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.


    To apply, please send a CV, putative starting date and the contact information for three references to yong.cheng@stjude.org


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