H13012 - Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

Mentor:  Dr. Malay Basu and Dr. Emidio Capriotti, Department of Pathology, Division of Informatics, University of Alabama at Birmingham.Contacts malay@uab.edu and emidio@uab.edu.

Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics at UAB

The Division of Informatics in the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting multiple applications for postdoctoral positions in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics. The candidate will work in various projects in computational genomics, comparative genomics and structural bioinformatics, according to his/her preference. The candidate will play key roles in shaping the scientific environment and computational infrastructure of the division and will be expected to apply for research grants both to the US and agencies abroad. He/she will also help in teaching junior colleagues. Starting dates are open and flexible. Appointments will be for two years, with possible extension for another year.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in relevant disciplines with strong background in quantitative sciences. Biological background is not essential. Programming skill in one programming language, such as C/C++, Perl/Python, or Java is must. R/Matlab experiences are desirable. Independent thinking, strong motivation and problem-solving skills are must. Criteria for selection include demonstrated research ability with publications in peer-reviewed journals, proven ability to independently develop research projects and strength in verbal and written communication skills.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Women, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.  A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

The Division of Informatics at the UAB is newly created division (Jan 2011) in the Department of Pathology has at present 4 faculty members, 1 instructor, and 5 graduate students.Interested candidate should forward a brief abstract of research interest, curriculum vitae with publication list, and names and contact addresses of three references to Malay Basu (malay@uab.edu) and/or Emidio Capriotti (emidio@uab.edu). Further information can be obtained by contacting any of the above contacts.   

Dr. Malay K. Basu, malay@uab.edu, www.malaybasu.org

Dr. Emidio Capriotti, emidio@uab.edu, www.biofold.org/emidio

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