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Postdoc and PhD positions in bioinformatics / computational biology
Texas A & M University

Date Posted Jun. 1, 2018
Title Postdoc and PhD positions in bioinformatics / computational biology
University Texas A & M University
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available now
  • College Station, TX
    United States
  • Graduate Student
  • Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Computer/Information Sciences
    Chemistry - Physical
    Chemistry - Medicinal
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Computational
    Biology - Genetics
Postdoctoral research associates in bioinformatics / computational biology are sought in the group of Prof. Yang Shen in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. The topic involves algorithm development and application for mechanistic studies of disease-associated mutational effects on proteins and protein interactions, biomolecular pathways and networks, and phenotypes. Interested candidates please send a cover letter with research statement, curriculum vita, and a list of 3 reference contacts to yshen

We also welcome Ph.D. applicants who are interested in algorithm development to address computational challenges in bioinformatics and health informatics, including modeling biological molecules, systems, and big data. Corresponding algorithms involve optimization, machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, statistics, and systems and control. For Ph.D. applicants, experience in algorithms and programming is required but background in the application areas is not.

Qualifications for Postdoc:

1. Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, computational chemistry, computational biophysics, computer science, applied mathematics, operations research, engineering, or other related fields;

2. Algorithm development experience in one or more following areas is highly preferred: optimization, machine learning, probabilistic graphical models, causal analysis, systems and control theory, data mining, statistics, or other related methods.

3. Experience and track record in at least one application area is preferred:

(1) Protein modeling. Examples include sequence co-evolution analysis, protein structure prediction, protein-protein or protein-ligand docking, protein or drug design, conformational flexibility and search, normal modes, and molecular dynamics; OR

(2) Biomolecular network modeling. Examples include pathway analysis, graph-theoretic algorithms, differential equations, Boolean networks, and Petri nets; OR

(3) Biological data analysis. Examples include data integration and pattern recognition in genomic, proteomic, transcriptomic, phenomic, and other omic data, genotype-phenotype association, and pQTL.

4. Linux programming experience in implementing algorithms (required) and databases & web servers (plus) in one or more following languages: C/C++, Python, shell scripting, Perl, SQL, XML, PHP, JavaScript, and Java.

College Station is conveniently located in the middle of a triangle formed by 3 of the 10 largest cities in the United States: Houston (1.5-hour drive), Dallas, and San Antonio; and is within 2-hour drive from Austin, the capital of Texas. The city is one of the fastest growing metro in the US (2nd in 2009-13 and15th in 2015) and a frequent choice of the Forbes top 10 list of best small places for business and careers. The Dwight Look College of Engineering ties at the 11th among all US engineering graduate schools (US News 2018).

  • Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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Contact Information

  • Yang Shen
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX


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