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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Moore Lab - Computational BioMedicine in Los Angeles, California

Principal Investigator, Jason Moore, PhD, is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

The Department of Computational Biomedicine under Dr. Moore's leadership reflects Cedars-Sinai's commitment to advancing medical discovery and the recognition of the foundational role complex data plays in our research and clinical care.

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex computational, mathematical, and statistical procedures throughout the training period. As a Postdoctoral Scientist, you may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques, and protocols, as well as analyze, interpret, summarize, and compile data.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May assist in the preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.

  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.

  • Develops, evaluates, and implements computational, mathematical, and statistical algorithms and methods. Will keep appropriate records, documentation, and software version control with the Principal Investigator.

  • Integrates, analyzes, interprets, visualizes, and summarizes data.

  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Department Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the integration of multimodal data derived from ALS patients and controls. This may include genetic, genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, imaging, clinical, and demographic data.

  • Develop, evaluate, and implement computational algorithms and software for the analysis and visualization of multimodal data. This will include artificial intelligence and machine learning methods.

  • Use bioinformatics databases, methods, and software to interpret results and provide biological explanations for observed data patterns.

  • Assist with the design of biological experiments to validate computational results.

Education:

  • Minimum of a Doctorate (MD or Ph.D.) in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, biomathematics, biostatistics, computational biology, computer science, data science, engineering, or related quantitative field, required.

Experience and Skillset:

  • Independently works on research projects designed in collaboration with one or more mentors within an area of specialization.

  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research projects and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, evaluate, and implement computational, mathematical, and statistical algorithms and methods for the analysis of multimodal biomedical data.

  • Knowledge of software version control and high-performance computing.

  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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