Postdoctoral Fellow

Requisition #: A-51556-3

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: Whiting School of Engineering

Department/Program: Department of Computer Science

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21218

Closing Date: 12/31/2018 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

General Description

Applications are invited for a computational postdoctoral fellow to drive a research program on search engines for genomic data. The Langmead Lab has developed tools (Rail-RNA, Snaptron) and resources (recount2) that altogether constitute a powerful search engine for public RNA sequencing data. The fellow will take these efforts to the next level and apply them to new data types and scientific questions.

The fellow should have experience in areas relevant to the lab’s agenda, e.g. (a) efficient software for analyzing high-throughput biological data, especially sequencing data, (b) scalable software for analyzing many datasets at once, and (c) indexing, sketching and other techniques for making large datasets — raw or summarized — easy and efficient to query.

Recent publications from lab members can be viewed at www.langmead-lab.org/publications/. There will be opportunities to collaborate with the excellent biomedical researchers at JHU, as well as opportunities for teaching and mentoring.

Ideal applicants will have
• A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related field
• Strong programming skills in relevant languages and frameworks such as C/C++, Python, Hadoop and Spark
• Experience analyzing sequencing data
• Published papers in English
• Excellent communication skills

The Langmead lab has a track record of developing usable, high-impact software tools for studying big genomic datasets. Projects of current and former lab members include Bowtie, Bowtie 2, Crossbow, Myrna and Rail-RNA, which together have been cited over 20,000 times.

JHU has a large community of researchers studying methods and software for genomics. Computational genomics researchers at JHU publish in the most competitive journals in the field. For more details about the genomics community at JHU, see http://ccb.jhu.edu.

To apply, send langmea (at) cs.jhu.edu a letter of interest and current CV. Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to that address. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to langmea (at) cs.jhu.edu.

The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA employer.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related field
• Strong programming skills in relevant languages and frameworks such as C/C++, Python, Hadoop and Spark
• Experience analyzing sequencing data
• Published papers in English
• Excellent communication skills

Application Instructions

To apply, send langmea (at) cs.jhu.edu a letter of interest and current CV. Please also arrangefor two letters of recommendation to be sent to that address. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to
langmea (at) cs.jhu.edu.

To apply for this position, visit: apply.interfolio.com/51556

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.


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