Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular/Genetic Epidemiology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 74664
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We are seeking a highly motivated candidate interested in joining an NCI-funded research group focused on understanding the genetic architecture of breast cancer and identifying novel molecular biomarkers for gastrointestinal cancers. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by Dr. Xiang Shu for a period of two years, with the possibility of extension for a third year. There are three major ongoing research areas at Dr. Shu's lab: 1) Metabolomics/proteomics studies of gastrointestinal cancer using prediagnostic blood samples or pre-cancer tissues; 2) Single cell omics and functional investigation to identify putative causal variants, susceptibility transcription factors, and genes underlying triple negative breast cancer; 3) Mendelian randomization analysis related to cancer etiology. Full list of publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1-Wzd30p7ZKQG/bibliography/public/
The ideal candidate should have:
PhD degree in epidemiology, bioinformatics, data science, or a related field
Solid methodological training in molecular/genetic epidemiology, be comfortable working with large data sets, proficient in at least one of the statistical programming languages R/Python and have experience working on Unix/Linux systems and basic shell scripting
Experience in GWAS and (bulk/single cell) omics data analysis
Experience in handling data from large population-based cohort, UK Biobank, EHR is desired but not required
Interested applicants should please email their CV, a letter addressed to Dr. Shu outlining their interest, as well as names/contact information of three references to:
Maria Andrade Aray
Assistant to the Chairman
Salary: $55,439 - 100,940
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