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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Biomedical Engineering 10016106
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Bhattacharya Lab ( in the department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences at Michigan State University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher (PhD in Engineering / Computer Science / Bioscience required with a strong computational background) to apply state-of-the-art machine learning and data science methods to exciting problems in biology and toxicology.

Specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to: (1) Develop predictive computational models of perturbed gene expression in immune cells induced by environmental pollutants (previously generated gene expression data will be modeled using genome accessibility, genome-wide transcription factor binding, and long-range chromatin interaction features); (2) Clearly document steps in model development and prepare written guides for model use by the scientific community; (3) Present the model at research conferences; (4) Publish peer-reviewed manuscripts describing the predictive model; (5) Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Engineering/Computer Science/Bioscience

Minimum Requirements

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Engineering/Computer Science/Bioscience with a strong computational background.

Desired Qualifications

Candidate's familiarity with biology is desirable but not essential.

Required Application Materials

  • Please submit a CV
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Cover letter explaining your experience, career goals, and interest in the position;
  • Up to three relevant publications.

Special Instructions

Please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Sudin Bhattacharya (, for more details.

Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2017 and continue until the postilion is filled.

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