Academic Positions

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Postdoctoral Fellowships (updated Nov 1 , 2015)

Applications are invited from those with excellent computational genomics training to work in the laboratory of Prof. Peter Park at Harvard Medical School.  The long-term goal of the laboratory is to contribute to our understanding of cancer genetics, neuroscience, and epigenetics through computational analysis of sequencing data. For more information about the lab, please see http://compbio.hms.harvard.edu

Multiple positions are available, in the following areas:

(1) single nucleotide variant analysis

(2) copy number analysis

(3) structural variation analysis (rearrangements and transposable elements)

(4) 3D chromatin organization

(5) ChIP-seq analysis (50/50 split between methods development and collaborative work). 

We are part of major new research projects including the 4D Nucleome and the Brain Somatic Mosaicism Network, which will generate a large amount of 3D chromatin and single cell exome/whole-genome data. The successful candidate will join a group of friendly and productive computational biologists in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and have an opportunity to work with world-class biologists in the Harvard medical area. Recent work from the group includes analysis of massive datasets for biological insights, e.g., Lee et al, Science, 2012; Yang et al, Cell, 2013; Kim et al, Cell, 2013; Davoli et al, Cell, 2013; Ho et al, Nature, 2014; Lodato, Science, 2015.

An ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in computational biology/bioinformatics/computer science or another quantitative field as well as excellent programming and communication skills. Substantial experience in analysis of high-throughput sequencing data is highly desirable. We are particularly interested in hiring at least one fellow with a rigorous statistical background. Those with an outstanding record in a quantitative field without significant exposure to biology may also be considered.  Exceptional bioinformaticians with interests not specifically mentioned above are also encouraged to apply. 

Please send your CV, a brief statement of research interests, pdfs of your three best papers, and three letters of recommendations to peter_park@harvard.edu

Graduate Students

There are multiple openings for graduate students to work on the problems described above. The focus of the work will be computational, but, if desired, the student will have an opportunity to carry out wet-lab work in one of the collaborating laboratories. NOTE: The student must already be enrolled in a graduate program at Harvard (Biophysics, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, or others) or at MIT (Health Sciences & Technology or others). Inquires regarding graduate student positions from those not already enrolled in one of these programs will go unanswered. There are no internship positions for foreign medical students.

Undergraduate Research Assistants (MIT UROP or Harvard):

Multiple positions are open for undergraduates throughout the year. A 10-hour commitment during the term and full-time commitment during summer are required. Strong quantitative background and substantial programming experience are essential. Underclassmen with such experience are welcome to apply. You may also be interested in the Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics at Harvard-MIT Health, Science and Technology. There are no internship positions for foreign students.