The Chen lab is seeking a highly self-motivated bioinformatics postdoc. To apply for the position, please send a CV, cover letter or research statement, and information for three or more references to: Kaifu Chen, PhD, Associate Professor, Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, TX 77030
The lab is in the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital and Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College. The lab is very well founded and is highly productive in the past 4 years, with publications in Science 2019, Nature 2018, and a dozen of additional top journals. The Center under the lead of Dr. Chen is thriving fast with strong support from the institute.
Candidates are expected to have a PhD or extensive experiences with quantitative sciences, e.g., Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Bioinformatics, and related area. Machine learning or artificial intelligence experiences are strongly preferred. Research topics will be machine learning techniques to discover druggable driver genes for cell lineage specification and diseases such as cancer, or to develop bioinformatics tools for analysis of genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptome data, particularly single-cell sequencing and Hi-C data. Successful candidates will have many opportunities to collaborate with top-tier biologists and physician scientists.
Salary and benefits can be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Houston Methodist Hospital is constantly ranked by the FORTUNE Magazine into list of the 100 best employers in U.S. Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked by U.S. News as the #1 Hospital in Texas, and is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The institute is surrounded by an unparalleled biomedical research environment, which consists of the Houston Methodist Hospital, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and more than 50 additional top institutes and hospitals. Texas is the #1 state to make a living, as recently ranked by Forbes. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the 4th largest in US, with an attractive living cost and a vibrant culture. It was recently named the most prosperous US city by The Business Journal.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year
Pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedule
- Parental leave
- Relocation assistance
- Professional development assistance