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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

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Duties and Responsibilities

The project is to develop statistical and computational methods to integrate and analyze large-scale single-cell multi-omics data, primarily data from single-cell RNA-seq/CITE-seq, single-cell immune profiling, single-cell ATAC-seq, and spatial transcriptomics. The project will focus on the integration of data from multiple individuals and multiple modalities. These methods will be applied to COVID-19 research to help understand the immune response differentiating mild and severe COVID-19 patients, as well as extensive collaborative projects studying cancer immunology, transplant immunology, neurological disorders, etc.
The successful candidate will take a leading role in developing the aforementioned methods and applying the methods to single-cell sequencing data from collaborative projects and publicly available databases.

Position Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Statistics, Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, Genetics, or a related field. Required experience: R/Python, Linux, and strong statistical or computational skills. Candidates with experience in single-cell genomics, data integration, immunology, deep learning, and image processing are especially welcomed to apply. The initial term for the appointment is 2 years with the possibility of extensions.

Min Degree Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.). Should be used for post-doctoral fellows if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred; the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred.

Other Credential/Experiential Requirements: The incumbent must be a true post-doctoral fellow registered with the Post Doc Office and per the following requirements:
The term of this appointment is limited (5 years with a possible extension for an additional year)
The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, which may include teaching responsibilities.
The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
The appointment is not part of a clinical research training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is a primary purpose of the appointment.
The appointee works under the supervision of a scholar or a department at Duke University.
The appointee has the freedom, and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.