[R-jobs] postdoc position in computational biology

Ka Yee Yeung k@yee @end|ng |rom u@w@@h|ngton@edu
Mon Jan 5 00:56:16 CET 2009

A postdoctoral fellow position in computational biology will be available 
starting June 1 2009 at University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  The 
candidate will join  a multi-disciplinary group working on edge-cutting 
research problems in computational biology.

Job Description
We seek a highly motivated and diligent researcher at the early stage of 
academic career with the ability to carry out research projects independently. 
The position will provide the opportunity to contribute to gene expression 
analysis, biomarker discovery, proteomics analysis, statistical genomics and 
network construction.  This position will be funded from a 5-year NIH basic 
research grant that started in Fall 2008. The successful candidate will 
work with a team of multi-disciplinary investigators at University of 
Washington (including Dr. Roger Bumgarner in biotechnology/genomics, Dr. 
Adrian Raftery in statistics, and Dr. Ka Yee Yeung in computational 
biology).  The candidate will be expected to participate in data 
analysis, algorithm and software development, to work cooperatively with 
collaborators, to actively publish and present results, and other duties 
as required.  The applicant must have a Ph.D. in biostatistics, 
statistics, computer science, computational biology or any physical 
sciences with a strong background in mathematics and computing. The 
applicant is also expected to demonstrate excellent programming skills to solve 
complex research problems.

Seattle, WA in the Pacific Northwest is widely considered to be one of the top 
US cities for young professionals.  Seattle offers residents a mild climate, a 
multitude of cultural activities, several professional sports teams, superb 
cuisine and outdoor activities including cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, 
boating etc.

Interested candidates should send the following materials to Dr. Ka Yee Yeung 
(kayee using u.washington.edu):
* A cover letter highlighting your background and relationship to this position
* A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
* The names and contact details of at least three references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the 
position is filled.  Under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to 

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