GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The laboratory of A.J. Marian Walhout, PhD is seeking outstanding candidates to join a multidisciplinary team of geneticists, bioengineers and bioinformaticians.
We are a highly interdisciplinary lab, combining experimental and computational efforts to study different types of biological networks, with a primary focus on gene regulation and metabolism and the connections between these two processes.
The Walhout Lab is one of the leading labs in the world in systems biology. Major contributions include the characterization of gene regulatory networks (Deplancke, Cell 2006; Martinez, Genes & Development 2008; Grove, Cell 2009; Fuxman Bass, Cell 2015), the reconstruction of metabolic networks (Yilmaz, Cell Systems 2015), and the discoveries of processes and mechanisms by which the microbiota affect host biology (MacNeil, Cell 2013; Watson, MacNeil, Cell 2013; Watson, Cell 2014; Watson, eLIFE 2016; Garcia-Gonzalez, Cell 2017).
Our research nimbly moves from experimentation to computation and vice versa. We seek a dynamic individual with an interest in large-scale data analysis (e.g., RNA-seq and metabolomics data), network biology and/or flux balance analysis.
Our laboratory is part of the Program in Systems Biology, which currently consists of five research groups, each with an extensive computational component. We are looking for enthusiastic bioinformaticians and computational biologists to become part of the team and collaborate with the computational community both in our lab and in our Program to facilitate their continuing excellence and growth.
Under the direction of a member of the faculty, the Bioinformatician is responsible for the design, development, evaluation and iterative modification of a technical infrastructure to expedite the quantitative evaluation of data resulting from studies that are laboratory based. The position will entail the establishment and maintenance of applicable in-house bioinformatics resources and interaction with individual lab members on customized research projects, as well independent projects that are solely computational.