Postdoctoral position available at Case Western Reserve University

Posted on June 10,

Department of Biochemistry, Center for RNA Science & Therapeutics, Department of Computer and Data Sciences, Case School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Human diseases are caused by the interplay between gene and environment.  Deep sequencing reveals millions of mutations between the genomes of unrelated individuals; however, the consequences of these mutations remain mostly unclear. Besides genetic impact, the actual development of individuals' disease phenotypes is largely subjected to their lifestyle, behavior, and environmental exposures.

To enable precision medicine and health, Li lab seeks to address these gaps by investigating the areas which have not been extensively studied before. On the genetic side, we will focus on investigating the impact of genetic variation on post-transcriptional regulation to study the mechanistic role of RNA binding proteins in human diseases. On the non-genetic side, we will exploit the emerging wearable technology for deep phenotypical and environmental profiling. With the big data strategy integrating multi-omics, phenotypical, and environmental datasets, we are delineating the gene-environment interaction at a personal resolution to achieve precise understandings of human diseases.

We are looking for talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join us! An ideal candidate should have a strong background in one or a combination of the following areas: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Molecular Genetics and Biomedical Science. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior experience in omics data analysis. Experience in statistical modeling and machine learning is highly desirable.

Please Send inquiries containing a cover letter, CV with a list of publications, and contact information for three references to Xiao Li ([email protected])