Postdoctoral Associate in computational biology

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL), Alachua
Categories: Computer Science, Engineering

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate 

Job Description:

Dr. Xiao Fan’s laboratory ( in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida has a fully-funded postdoctoral associate position. Fan Lab aims to understand genetic causes of rare human diseases using case-control association studies, and improving interpretation of genetic variations using machine learning methods. Research projects will involve study design, data acquisition, method development, data analysis, and software/database maintenance.

Expected Salary:

$47,500 minimum; Salary will commensurate with experience and will follow NIH guidelines

Minimum Requirements:
  • PhD in computer science, statistical genetics, bioinformatics or related quantitative subject.
  • A strong background in programming (e.g. python or R)
  • Demonstrated experience with machine learning modelling
  • Interest in learning biological/genetic concepts
  • Excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with high performance computing
  • Experience with deep learning modelling
  • Experience with bioinformatics projects
  • Relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to mentor junior team members
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of interest, and contact information for three references to

Time limited positions are based on circumstances, such as funding sources, which control the length of time for which the position is available. A time-limited position has the same rights as a position with a regular appointment modifier, except such position does not have rights provided for layoff, recall, and notice of non-reappointment. It is at the discretion of the college or unit to determine if a position is time-limited.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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