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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.
My team is currently working on multiple projects to understand the pathogenesis of COVID-19 using genomics and big data-based based approaches. We are working toward understanding the mechanism of heighted severity of infection in the seniors with diabetes, cardiac and other comorbidities are at higher risk for severe illness as compared to young and pediatric populations. We are also performing a genome scale comparative analysis on corona virus with other viruses to understand mechanism of infectivity. We are also collaborating with Dr. Mehul from Yerkes National Primate Research Center to develop single cell signatures for COVID-19. We are looking to hire multiple students from Georgia Tech Bioinformatics program to help us on these projects for performing data analysis and development of prediction models. Students will be paid from the ongoing federal grants or new COVID-19 related supplement that we will be submitting to NIH
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