Ioannis Vlachos Non-coding Research Lab

Turning Junk DNA into an RNA Goldmine

Job Openings

We are currently looking for talented researchers at different levels to join the Non-Coding Research Lab and the Non-Coding RNA core.

Currently there are positions available for 2 Postdoctoral Fellows and a Bioinformatics Specialist

Local and International Applicants are welcomed

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The Fellows and the Specialist will have the chance to be incorporated in cutting-edge research conducted in the Vlachos Lab, as well as in the Cancer Research Institute in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Director: Pier Paolo Pandolfi) and the non-coding RNA Core (Directors: Frank Slack and Winston Hide) of the Harvard Initiative for RNA Medicine. Our unique location within the CRI, a vibrant Department of Pathology in a leading Harvard Teaching Hospital and the first Institute for RNA Medicine in Boston creates a unique environment for avant-garde research and scientific growth. Harvard Medical School, BIDMC and Boston in general are an incredible environment for aspiring quantitative biomedical scientists.

The Vlachos non-coding research lab and the ncRNA core offer exciting environments at the forefront of biomedical research. A rich training environment is available to all members as well as plenty of opportunities to be involved or lead ground-breaking studies.

All positions aim for candidates with a strong quantitative background stemming from extensive studies in disciplines such as Computer Science, Applied Math, Data Analysis or Biostatistics. Experience in non-coding RNA research is not a prerequisite.

1. Statistical Genetics Postdoctoral Fellow: the Statistical Genetics Fellow will lead projects aiming to model the effects of non-coding variation to complex diseases and especially neoplastic conditions. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in Statistical/Computational Genetics and Biostatistics and extensive programming experience. Experience in Machine Learning, Bayesian/Graphical Models and a good understanding of Next Generation Sequencing methods and their analysis will be considered as significant advantages.

2. Genomics & Computational Biology Postdoctoral Fellow: The CompBio Fellow will lead our projects focusing on integrating single cell and bulk sequencing datasets that can help us answer fundamental questions in the non-coding RNA field and to translate our findings to precision medicine applications. He will lead projects that require critical thinking and the ability to integrate diverse data and sources of information as well as our immunoinformatics studies. The ideal candidate should have a very strong computational background and extensive experience in analyzing different NGS methods. A solid math/stats background will be considered a plus.

3. Bioinformatics Specialist: The Bioinformatician will implement state-of-the-art analysis methodologies for bulk and single-cell experiments. The majority of the methods will revolve around the non-coding RNA cosmos as well as the prioritization of clinically-relevant non-coding variation. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in performing Bioinformatics analyses and a BSc or MSc in quantitative sciences. Good programming expertise will be considered as a significant advantage

Internships / Visiting Scientists: We are open for applications for Internships / Visiting Researchers from local or international researchers that want to gain experience on cutting-edge non-coding and machine learning research. Having secured your own funding is always a plus but we could support a funding application as a host Lab.

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