Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID:Duke-Math-PSMC [#23874]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Clocks for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cancer Modeling
Computational Biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/11/29, listed until 2023/07/31)
Position Description:    

The Ryser Lab at Duke University (Durham, NC, USA) is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to join efforts in the development of molecular clocks for the risk stratification of early-stage breast cancers. The position is funded by an R01 from the National Cancer Institute, and will be supervised by the project PIs Marc D. Ryser, PhD and Lars J. Grimm, MD. The appointment is for 2 years and may be renewed for 1 year.

Overview. The successful applicant will use tools from computational biology and bioinformatics to analyze and model genetic and epigenetic data from human breast cancers. The overarching goal of the project is to develop molecular clock assays that delineate indolent from aggressive early-stage breast cancers. The work will be performed in a cross-disciplinary setting, in collaboration with cancer biologists, radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons.

Qualifications. The successful applicant has a doctorate in computational biology, bioinformatics, (bio)statistics, applied mathematics or a related discipline. The position requires proficiency in the processing of sequencing data, statistical analysis of complex data sets, and analytic and/or simulation-based modeling of stochastic processes. The successful applicant demonstrates great attention to detail, works independently, takes initiative, has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and performs well in an interdisciplinary environment at the interface between the quantitative sciences and medicine. The successful candidate is expected to have a track record of first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Application. Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter, including contact information for 3 references

  • Research statement (2 pages or less)

  • Curriculum vitae (4 pages or less)

  • PDF copies of 1-2 relevant first-author publications

Completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to marc.ryser@duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
Box 90320
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0320