Job:Postdoctoral positions in drug discovery and genome data science
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Thomas Girke ★ 1.7k
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United States


Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available at the University of California, Riverside to work on the integrative analysis of large-scale small molecule bioactivity data and a wide range of genome-wide profiling data. The goal of this project is to identify systems-level insights how drug-like small molecules interact with biological systems with the long-term objective of developing novel pharmacological treatments for diseases and promoting healthy aging.

The positions will be in the research group of Professor Thomas Girke. The group develops computational data analysis methods for genome biology and small molecule discovery. This includes large-scale data mining projects, as well as algorithm and software development projects for data types from a variety of high-throughput technologies such as NGS, genome-wide profiling approaches and drug discovery.


The Girke group is part of the Institute of Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) at the University California, Riverside (UCR) located in the center of sunny Southern California. The IIGB offers a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment with excellent facilities for experimental and computational research.


Competitive package including benefits for 3-5 years with annual renewal process


  • Minimum requirements
    • ​Ph.D. and/or postdoctoral training in an area related to computational biology, biostatistics, genome biology or drug discovery
    • Several years of experience with data analysis programming using R/Bioconductor
    • High-level of proficiency in analyzing high-throughput data, such as Next Generation Sequences (NGS) or other large-scale assays
    • Ability to translate scientific data into biologically relevant knowledge
    • Strong publication record
  • Preferred (non-essential) skills
    • R/Bioconductor package development
    • Programming in C/C++ and Python
    • Experience with parallelizing data analysis routines on computer clusters

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email your CV, statement of research interests and names of at least three references to Thomas Girke (

Additional information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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