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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 (https://sbhattac.msu.domains/) 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 (sbhattac@msu.edu), for more details.

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

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