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Position: Computational Biologist
Institution: Rush University
Department: Neurological Sciences
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Duties: The Department of Neurological Sciences is seeking a computational biologist to lead the development of a microbial metagenomics research program. Implement pipeline for characterization on the entire virome in clinical samples from patients with a variety of neurologic and systemic inflammatory diseases. Create, manipulate, annotate and merge large and complex biological data sets. Stay informed about new methods in omics and understand how to apply them appropriately. Develop, package and document software for use by Rush staff and others. Interpret, summarize and communicate results of analyses to clinical collaborators. Perform simulations to support statistical methods development
Requirements: Qualified candidates are PhD or MD/PhD and incoming at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with a successful track record of academic accomplishments in their field, extramural funding, and should have made extensive use of advanced computational and statistical techniques. This recruitment is part of a key strategic growth initiative within the Department of Neurological Sciences and competitive salary and startup funds are available
   
Text: The Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago is seeking a computational biologist to lead the development of a microbial metagenomics research program. Qualified candidates are PhD or MD/PhD and incoming at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with a successful track record of academic accomplishments in their field, extramural funding, and should have made extensive use of advanced computational and statistical techniques. Experience with viral metagenomics preferred. This recruitment is part of a key strategic growth initiative within the Department of Neurological Sciences and competitive salary and startup funds are available. Benefits: Enjoy a wide variety of data types - whole genome, proteomic, metabolome, transcriptome, connectome and more. Develop your independent research program in the field of biological data analysis. Collaborate with Neuroscientist, infectious Disease specialists, systems biology experts and stats faculty team across different department at Rush including the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, as well as collaborators at Harvard Medical School. Responsibilities: Implement pipeline for characterization on the entire virome in clinical samples from patients with a variety of neurologic and systemic inflammatory diseases. Create, manipulate, annotate and merge large and complex biological data sets. Stay informed about new methods in omics and understand how to apply them appropriately. Develop, package and document software for use by Rush staff and others. Interpret, summarize and communicate results of analyses to clinical collaborators. Perform simulations to support statistical methods development. Prepare results for publications, work with collaborators in writing publications and provide first or senior authorship. Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children. The Department of Neurological Sciences has over 60 full-time faculty, many active research laboratories, and a large residency as well as fellowship programs. Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building , known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges , as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report . Rush is ranked in 8 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospital's" issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall. Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2017. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation. Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals —and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics , a leading provider of health care data and analytics. The Human Rights Campaign , a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the ninth consecutive year.
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