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Systems Discovery Biostasis

We seek outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise in machine learning and/or computational biology to join a team of computational and systems biologists led by Dr. James Collins and Dr. Diogo Camacho, in efforts to explore the biological mechanisms leading to organismal stasis.

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field of study, and have a proven record of high-quality publications in the fields of systems biology, machine learning, or bioinformatics. This individual will be proficient in the analyses of transcriptomics data (microarray, RNA-seq, single-cell seq), proteomics, and metabolomics data. Additionally, this individual will have a good understanding of state-of-the-art analytical techniques from diverse fields including, but limited to, statistical learning and metabolic modeling. During this project, this individual will be responsible for critical analyses of multi-omics data, while exploring the development of algorithms for identification of mechanisms associated with biostasis. Expertise in MATLAB and/or R, Python or other scripting language is a must. S/he will participate in writing research proposals and reports to funding agencies, providing critical data, figures or information for grant and patent submissions; will write and collaborate with faculty and other researchers on manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications of research findings; will interact regularly with Core and Associate Institute faculty and Institute staff; will present research results at Wyss internal and external meetings. S/he will train others on research methodology as well as the tools and approaches used to perform the research and collect, analyze, and present the data to the research team and collaborators.

Applications, assembled as single PDF files, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications should be sent to faculty_postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu using the subject line “SYSTEMS DISCOVERY BIOSTASIS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW APPLICATION”.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

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