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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Computational Position in Cancer Genomics

Join the Adli Lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions (#9 rank in the USA, #25 in the world), dedicated to improving our understanding of fundamental genetic and epigenetic mechanisms contributing human disease.

Scientists in the Adli Lab work at the intersection of cutting-edge functional genomics and bioinformatics to understand genome regulation in health and disease. They work with diverse types of genomics data to generate new knowledge of genome function in cancer and other developmental diseases.

They are hiring motivated computational biology researchers to join the team as postdoctoral scholars or research scientists to work on NIH-funded research on aberrant genome regulation in cancer and other diseases. Their work is highly interdisciplinary, spanning statistical genetics, genomics, epigenomics, bioinformatics, data integration, and visualization. The lab's funded projects include analysis of various sequencing data, diverse genomics data types, and biobank data.

The successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary and collaborative team investigating biological questions ranging from basic human genome science to cancer genomics, focusing on chromatin biology. The candidates will regularly interact with experimental scientists to design new experiments and have the opportunity to test their hypotheses experimentally.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or graduate degree in a quantitative discipline such as Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Statistics, preferably less than 3 years out from the PhD
  • Experience with NGS data analyses (WGS, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, scRNA-Seq, scATAC-Seq, Hi-C)
  • First-author publication track-record
  • Expertise in Linux and high-performance computing environments
  • Software skills: programming, e.g., python, R, expertise with documentation, version control, and code releases
  • Experience with the standard suite of bioinformatics tools (R, aligners, callers, single-cell genomics packages, etc.)
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly, think creatively, and apply and design new analytic approaches
  • Desire and ability to work both collaboratively and independently
For more information or to apply, please email To apply, please send your CV, names and contact details for three references, and a cover letter highlighting your research interests, qualifications, and long-term career goals. Please include "Postdoctoral positions in cancer genomics" in the subject line.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.