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Old 10-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Job Opportunity - National Jewish Health - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

National Jewish Health located in Denver, Colorado has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a background in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Statistical Genetics for a post-doctoral position within an independent research group in the Integrated Center for Genes, Environment, and Health. The research in our laboratory focuses on translational genetic and genomic studies of complex lung diseases. This position will be focused on the advanced bioinformatics and statistical analysis of Nex-Generation sequencing data. The successful candidate will be responsible for the programming, data processing, and statistical analysis of next generation sequencing, microarray, allele-specific expression, and other data generated by projects aimed at understanding the genetic basis of complex lung diseases. The successful applicant will be expected to learn and develop analytical techniques as required by the research project. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in manuscript preparation and writing.

For consideration, please complete an application online in its entirety at

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Job Requirements:

- Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistical Genetics, or a related field is required
- Proven experience using bioinformatics to analyze high-throughput genetic and genomic data
- General shell scripting knowledge and experience working in UNIX and LINUX environments, particularly with large text files and genomic information
- Experience working and programming in Windows and Linux environments
- Demonstrated knowledge and programming experience in VB, .NET, PERL, R, C++, and/or Java, and willing to pick up new programming languages as necessary
- Familiarity and working knowledge with standard bioinformatics tools, packages, algorithms, and databases
- Familiarity with statistical analysis methods and tools for bioinformatics
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Effective judgment and problem solving with little supervision is imperative for this position
- Highly motivated and committed to biomedical research
- Multi-tasking

Desired but not required skills:

- Experience creating and maintaining in-house SQL relational databases, and working with and extracting information from public databases such as NCBI and UCSC genome databases
- Work with RNA-seq, ChIP-Seq, or FAIRE-Seq data
- Analysis of allele-specific expression data

M. D.; or, Ph. D. in biology, chemistry or other basic sciences required.

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Work Experience
Five years of specified experience in technical investigatory techniques required. M. D. or Ph. D. in a specified basic science field will suffice for 2 yrs experience. Experience and salary are rated according to the NIH

About the Employer:

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health provides the best integrated and innovative care for patients and their families; seeks to understand and find cures for the diseases we research; and educates and trains the next generation of healthcare professionals to be leaders in medicine and science. We pursue this vision by pioneering individualized medicine programs which embrace the paradigm shift from reactive medicine to proactive, personalized healthcare. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the No. 1 respiratory hospital in the nation. Scholarly publisher Thomson Scientific has ranked National Jewish Health among the 25 most influential research institutions in the world in its areas of focus.

Important Notes
A cornerstone in the Denver healthcare community, National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution.

National Jewish Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vet/Tobacco Free Campus.

National Jewish offers a complete benefits package to eligible employees including: Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; 403(b) Retirement Plan; Flexible Spending Accounts; Life Insurance; Long-Term Disability Coverage; Long-Term Care Coverage; Employee Assistance Program; Tuition Reimbursement (after 6 months of employment); Legal Plan; Free Parking
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