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.
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.
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.
Interested candidates can send their CV and a cover letter stating why they are an excellent fit for this position to:
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 a large tertiary academic medical center located in downtown Chicago that encompasses a 664- bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center and a new 376-bed hospital building known as the Tower. The new 14-story hospital holds 304 adult acute and critical care beds, as well as a dedicated 28 bed Neuro-ICU. There are 28 o...perating rooms accommodated with specialized equipment and technology including intraoperative imaging, microsurgery and robotics. In addition to the operating rooms, there are 14 interventional procedure rooms. Our Emergency Department expanded greatly and now holds 60 treatment rooms, which attributes to Rush being one of the busiest ED’s in Chicago. These improvements in our physical plant provide the Rush Department of Neurosurgery with all of the tools necessary to remain at the forefront in patient care and resident education.