Post-doctoral position in the Tyson group

August 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Position Summary

This position will involve collaborative research on developing approaches for computationally-driven experimental biology. The post-doctoral associate will develop graph-theoretic, machine learning, and data mining methods to analyze high-throughput datasets for the purpose of connecting  top-down and bottom-up models of cellular regulatory networks

The research will involve developing models, algorithms, and software for these projects in order to prioritize new experiments and to incorporate data from the resulting experiments in order to refine the computational approaches. The associate will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty in the Departments of Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, and the Center for Systems Biology of Engineered Tissues at Virginia Tech. The associate will be expected to contribute significantly to these research projects, to prepare the results for publication and presentation, to help supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and to contribute to grant proposals.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, systems  biology or a related field of science and engineering, with a strong computational background.

Preferred Qualifications

– Track record of publications in bioinformatics, computational biology, or systems biology.
– Expertise in graph algorithms, machine learning, data mining, or network biology
– Creativity, independence, and high motivation for interdisciplinary research
– Excellent communication skills
– Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as within a research group
– Evidence of good project management skills

How to Apply

Apply online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting 0110466 and attach CV, cover letter, and a list of professional references.

Also, please contact John Tyson directly by email: tyson@vt.edu.

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