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  • Post Doctoral Fellow

    Job Number
    46626
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    School Of Medicine
    Department
    SOM: Peds: Gastroenterology
    Location : Name
    Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, List of References
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

    Additional Details

    Bioinformatics Data Analyst:

    Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

     

    • A PhD in Population Biology, Human Genetics, Statistics/Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline with strong quantitative research background; proficiency in one or multiple of the popular programing languages, e.g., C++, Python, Perl, R; experience working with large genetics data and high-performance clusters are desirable.
    • Experience with advanced gene variant analyses of rare complex human disease with genome/exome datasets.
    • Clinical and genomic deep phenotyping of non-Mendelian etiologic discovery and polygenic contributions.
    • Experience with multidimensional large clinical databases.
    • Experience with pediatric diseases or developmental biology.
    • Ability to interface with wet-bench gene validation experiments (RNA Seq, ChIP-Seq) and pathway analyses.
    • Independence, scientific rigor and critical thinking.

    Additional Position Details:

    One research arc of the Karpen lab focuses upon investigations into the etiologies, pathogenesis and therapeutic targets of rare childhood liver diseases. Recent explorations have focused upon discovering etiologic causes of the # 1 reason to transplant a liver during childhood—biliary atresia. The successful candidate will develop and apply statistical methods to a growing and first-ever unique gene variant dataset of biliary atresia patients enrolled in an NIH-supported study (childrennetwork.org). Opportunities to extend analyses to other serious childhood liver diseases within the network exist.

     

    Candidates should be capable of working independently, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skill. Candidates should also possess the ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional collaborative team. Interfacing with clinical and translational scientists in the joint Karpen-Dawson lab space as well as with several members of the Department of Human Genetics at Emory. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing previous research and interest in this lab, CV, and names and contact information for three academic references.

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