The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention and the Center for Population Epigenetics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking self-motivated individuals with a strong background in bioinformatics and interest in studying the genomics of cancer and cardiovascular disease. This interdisciplinary position offers multiple opportunities to examine important questions in computational biology and genomics by analyzing large, novel data sets that include data from various genomic/epigenomic platforms.
The successful candidate is expected to participate in multiple research projects involving integration of high-volume data sets, perform analyses of multi-omics data, collaborate with physicians and statisticians, and present and publish their results in scientific conferences and journals. This individual will also have the opportunity to develop original statistical and machine-learning methodologies and analytical tools to extract knowledge from complex and big data, tackle cutting-edge problems in the biomedical field, interact with world-class scientists, and gain experience and develop skill sets for their next career stage.
- Ph.D. in bioinformatics/biostatistics/computational biology or related discipline;
- Proficient in R and experience in Linux /UNIX server cluster;
- Extensive experience in analyzing genomic/epigenomic data;
- Familiarity with the widely used genomic/epigenomic databases and software/packages; and
- Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to working with large collaboration teams.
To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career goals, a CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Lifang Hou, MD, PhD. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. 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.
Assistant or Associate Professor in Cancer Population Science, Department of Preventive Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM) together with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, seeks an excellent population researcher with a strong line of research in cancer, particularly with a focus on multiple myeloma. This is a full time position on the tenure-eligible track at the rank of assistant or associate professor. DPM and the Lurie Cancer Center jointly provide a rich platform for research including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer-related studies, biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and technology implementation and collaborative relationships across Northwestern’s biomedical and life sciences campuses. Because an interdisciplinary, collaborative orientation is a defining element of the Department and the Cancer Center, both provide an ideal home for scholars whose work is collaborative, integrative and cuts across traditional content areas.
Faculty in this tenure track position will collaborate on existing projects and will develop an independent research portfolio leading to tenure. This will include: publishing research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; presenting at relevant national conferences; collaborating and consulting with other investigators at Northwestern; teaching graduate-level courses; competing successfully for extramural funding; and participating in departmental and national scientific duties, such as committee membership and peer review of research proposals and publications.
Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent. A strong potential to become independently funded is expected of junior candidates. An ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently is essential. This full time position is based in the Feinberg School of Medicine at the Chicago lakefront campus. Primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Preventive Medicine.
The Department of Preventive Medicine is comprised of nationally and internationally recognized faculty with expertise in biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, behavioral medicine, chronic disease prevention, nutrition and exercise. The Cancer Center has an established and dynamic prevention and control program, involving a variety of prevention and control scientists. The Medical School recognizes this as an important area for further development. Successful candidates can anticipate favorable startup package, benefits, and a competitive base salary commensurate with experience. The start date is estimated for September 2017; however, is flexible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested candidates please submit a CV and a statement of research interest to Cynthia Cruz (email@example.com), addressed to Lifang Hou, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Chief, Cancer Epidemiology.
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.