Job Title:  Postdoctoral Associate
Division:  Pediatrics
Work Arrangement: 
Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range :  Per NIH Guidelines
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  17414
Job Description: 

Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Fellow with a strong background in bioinformatics and a keen interest in single-cell omics. The selected candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary research team dedicated to advancing our understanding of neurological diseases at the single-cell level.

Job Duties

  • Leads and contributes to the development and application of computational methods for the analysis and integration of single-cell omics data, including single-cell RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, and other emerging technologies.
  • Collaborates with experimental biologists to design single-cell experiments, interpret findings, and generate novel biological insights.
  • Develops robust pipelines for the preprocessing, quality control, and analysis of single-cell omics data.
  • Contributes to the writing and preparation of research papers, grant applications, and presentations for both scientific and lay audiences.
  • Maintains an active role in the academic community by attending and presenting at relevant conferences, workshops, and seminars.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, or a related field.
  • Strong programming skills in R and/or Python, and familiarity with bioinformatics tools, databases, and resources.
  • Proven experience with single-cell omics data analysis and a good understanding of underlying molecular biology principles.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex scientific ideas to a diverse audience.
  • Experience with machine learning and/or statistical modeling.
  • Familiarity with high-performance computing environments and cloud computing platforms.
  • Previous experience in mentoring students or junior staff members is a plus.
Requisition ID:  17414