[R-jobs] Postdoc position in computational biology: Seattle WA

Ka Yee Yeung k@yee @end|ng |rom u@w@@h|ngton@edu
Wed Aug 26 00:41:28 CEST 2009

A postdoctoral fellow position in computational biology is anticipated to 
open in the fall of 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 focus on biomarker discovery for chronic 
myeloid leukemia (CML) by integrating gene expression data, resources from 
the literature and network analysis. The successful candidate will mainly 
work with Dr. Ka Yee Yeung, Ph.D. in computational biology, at University 
of Washington and Dr. Vivian Oehler, M.D. in hematology, at the Fred 
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  The candidate will also be part of a 
multi-disciplinary team consisting of Dr. Roger Bumgarner in the 
Department of Microbiology and Dr. Adrian Raftery in the Department of 
Statistics.  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 apply.

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