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  • Bioinformatics Post-doc position in the Chicago area

    Are you ready to translate your bioinformatics expertise into actual clinical practice? To deploy it in service of actual patient care? If so, this exciting opportunity could be for you.

    We are currently seeking a Bioinformatics Post-Doctoral Fellow for our Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology within the Center for Molecular Medicine. This is a full-time position located at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL and is benefits eligible. Initial term is for two years - extendable to a third year or into a professional staff position.

    We have major initiatives in cancer genomics, pharmacogenomics and medical genetics with the goal of bringing new genomics technologies as close as possible to clinical care. We are looking for candidates with expertise in bioinformatics analysis and a passion to translate dry science into impactful clinical practice.

    The Center for Bioinformatics has three broad roles and you are expected to be involved in all three.
    1. Analyzing NGS (as well as array) data from clinical samples to help clinical management by providing timely annotation service
    2. Supporting research projects of other PIs as well as initiate projects of our own which produce NGS data on research samples
    3. Developing novel analysis algorithms for application to NGS data.

    You will interact with biologists, clinicians, informaticians and statisticians. Some of the pipelines you build will be used in a clinical environment and you will be able to see the impact on patient care. This is an opportunity to work in a cutting edge research environment, to develop novel methodologies, to tame this fast evolving technology and to deploy it in clinical care.

    Specifically, you will:
    • Build and maintain pipelines for NGS data analysis
    • Maintain a web-based interface to help clinicians and researchers to interpret variant data.
    • Take part in assay development and validation with collaborators in Molecular Pathology.
    • Regularly review scientific literature; evaluate and recommend applicable updates to our procedures
    • Work collaboratively with PIs to make discoveries in a variety of research genomics data.
    • Teach others to perform technically difficult analyses requiring advanced knowledge of complicated procedures
    • Related duties as required/assigned


    Our ideal candidate will have:
    • Doctoral degree (MD or PhD) in bioinformatics or related field
    • Experience with analyzing NGS and other genomics data
    • Ability to program analysis pipelines
    • Expertise in designing and maintaining web interfaces (django, python, perl) is highly desirable.
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to learn fast in an agile framework are essential.
    • Ability to prepare and author scientific manuscripts
    • Ability to and interest in developing proposals to secure external research funding
    • Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect experiment or reporting of results and of taking corrective action or notifying appropriate supervisory personnel

    If this appeals to you, please send your CV and a cover letter to: [email protected].

    ABOUT NorthShore
    NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the greater North Shore and Illinois communities. NorthShore is committed to earning the loyalty of those who come to us for care and those who play a role in providing that care. Service Values which include: Exceptional Customer Service, Supportive Workplace Interactions and Professional Work Ethic, define the behaviors that each employee demonstrates with co-workers, patients and families, physicians, and visitors.

    To learn about the many benefits of working at NorthShore, which include a supportive work environment that promotes professional and career development, recognition of our staff for providing excellent service and a competitive benefits package, please visit

    NorthShore University HealthSystem is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information.

    EOE: Race/Color/Religion/Sex/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability, VEVRRA Federal Contractor.
    Last edited by kgulukota; 01-14-2016, 10:54 AM.
    Kamalakar Gulukota,
    Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    NorthShore University Health System, [email protected]

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