Bioinformatics of Host Microbiota Interactions (Postdoc)

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Job posting number: #7057168

Posted: May 1, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A dynamic, collaborative research group of Drs. Andrey Morgun and Natalia Shulzhenko at the Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking to fill a Post-Doctoral position in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. The successful candidate will be executing research projects in Systems Biomedicine focused on the analysis of metagenomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomics data derived from the human samples and experimental animals. Analyses will broadly focus on systems-level studies using different modeling approaches including network analysis of interaction between drug, host and its microbiome, as well as discovery of biomarkers relevant to human disease including drug response in clinical trial on immunodeficiency.
These papers (Sci Transl Med. 2018;10(467); Nat Commun. 2016;7:13329; Gut 2015; 64:1732-43; Nat Commun. 2013;4:1806; Nature Medicine 2011;17:1585-93) illustrate our developments. Current emphasis of our group is on analysis of transkingdom networks from microbial metagenomics and host transcriptomics in cancer, immunodeficiency and diabetes using data from experimental models and human patients. More information can be found here
The candidate should be familiar with statistics and bioinformatics techniques for transcriptomic/microbiome data analysis and have to collaborate closely with members of experimental laboratories for validation of computational results. A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Biology, or a related field and ability to collaborate well are required. Proficiency in statistical programming and/or scripting languages appropriate for scalable data analysis (e.g., R, Perl, Python, etc.); familiarity with functional genetic and/or genomic data, as indicated by the publication record. Experience with biological databases and wet lab is a plus.
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