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ID#:09-075    Posted: 9 Mar 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Immunology
Type of Position: Full-time   
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Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
Institute for Systems Biology
The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) was established to address the greatest challenge of 21st-century science –– understanding biological complexity.   Since its founding in 2000, ISB has been a pioneering source of new knowledge, innovative technologies and computational tools, and creative ways of understanding, conducting and communicating science.   ISB is catalyzing fundamental paradigm changes in how the life sciences and medicine are practiced globally.   Researchers at ISB are generating results that can be applied to some of society's most perplexing problems in medicine, global health and the environment.   They are creating productive strategic partnerships with universities, companies and governments around the world, which are essential to attacking these challenges in a trans-disciplinary manner.   An independent, non-profit organization poised between academia and industry, ISB is deeply committed to discovering knowledge and translating its benefits to society. ISB commercializes its discoveries; advances science education; helps society better understand the impacts of science and technology; and creates exciting new organizations that facilitate these transfers.
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ISB is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in a multi-institution project that aims to uncover mechanisms behind activation of the immune system in response to pathogens.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for data analysis and developing algorithms and software tools in support of project research objectives.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will pursue research in close collaboration with experimental biologists.  This project uses a Systems Biology approach to identify and characterize key molecular components of the immune response.  The successful candidate will join a diverse team of scientists working together to facilitate cutting-edge immunology research.

Essential Functions:

  1. Designing, implementing and evaluating computational analyses to meet project objectives.
  2. Participating in writing project updates and reports, proposals, and scientific articles.
  3. Maintaining current knowledge of research literature and activity in bioinformatics and computational biology and applying state-of-the-art concepts and technologies.
  4. Collaborating with investigators within and outside the Institute, in furtherance of project objectives. 


The successful candidate will have a PhD in life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science or engineering, and have 2 years experience in computational biology, involving the design and implementation of algorithms applied to the analysis of biological data.  Past experience must indicate scientific creativity, collaboration, and independent thought.  Strong analytical and programming skills are essential.  Experience with common bioinformatics methods, tools, websites and data resources is highly desired, in particular high-throughput data analysis tools and techniques, genome sequence analysis, and experience retrieving, manipulating and managing data from public data repositories such as NCBI, UCSC, and Ensembl.  Knowledge of statistics and the ability to work with a variety of different biological data types are also highly desired.  Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a high degree of professional integrity.  Must be adaptable to changing work requirements, and be willing to multitask. 

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The applicant should include a resume and a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement summarizing her/his interests and experience in bioinformatics or computational biology.

ISB is an M/F/D/EOE.



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