CMI Postdoctoral Fellow - Machine Learning, Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
The Center for Microbiome Innovation seeks applications for a postdoctoral position in microbiome-focused machine learning and bioinformatics for projects in collaboration with industry partners.
Scope of research:
- Lead a team of undergraduate and graduate researcher in the development of novel algorithms and approaches for predicting phenotypes of interest
- Develop tools, software, and data analysis pipelines for machine learning with microbiome data
- Apply the latest innovations in mathematical concepts, statistics, and feature selection in machine learning
- Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, including in the areas of machine learning, bioinformatics, systems biology or a related field
- Familiarity with microbiome data and research
- Strong research record and background in statistics, math, and/or computational science
- Proficiency with machine learning algorithms (e.g. tree-based model, dimension reduction, neural net)- Undergraduate or graduate coursework or degree in Biology or a related field is a plus
Host faculty include Rob Knight (Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering) and Andrew Bartko (Bioengineering).
How to Apply:
Note: If you have relatives employed at UC San Diego, you must include the name, relationship, and department where employed in your resume or cover letter. This information is used only for the purpose of complying with the University’s nepotism policy.
Note: If you have relatives employed at UC San Diego, you must include the name, relationship and department where employed in your resume or cover letter. This information is used only for the purpose of complying with the University’s nepotism policy.
CMI Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioinformatics Lead: Microbiome, Food & Nutrition
The Center for Microbiome Innovation seeks applications for a bioinformatician to work on collaborative research projects with industry partners in the fields of food and nutrition.
Scope of research:
- Work as the lead bioinformatician with scientists from other disciplines on projects focused on the microbiome, nutrition, and food
- Develop microbiome analysis tools to assess the significant relationships between self-reported data (e.g. lifestyle, diet) and multi-omic microbiome data (e.g. 16S, metagenomics, metabolomics)
- Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, including in the areas of computer science, data science, computational biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, microbiology or a related field required
- Experience with programming in Python and/or R required
- Strong research record and background in computational science, statistics and/or biology required
- Experience with QIIME 2, and Qiita preferred
- Evidence of good communication skills with partners outside academia and scientists from different disciplines (e.g. microbiologists, nutritionists, statisticians) preferred
- Undergraduate or graduate coursework or degree in Biology or a related field a plus
- Undergraduate or graduate coursework or degree in Statistics a plus
Other positions at the CMI
The CMI is currently accepting applications for independently-funded postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and visiting scholars. We also accept volunteers and unpaid internships at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate).
On-the-job training will be provided, enabling practical real-world experience working experience in a fast-paced research environment focused on industry collaborations. Course-credit and the opportunity to contribute to peer-reviewed publications may be available for some positions.
Roles in the organization that are available include:
Laboratory experience with multi-omic data generation (metagenomic, metabolomic, metatranscriptomic, etc.)
Microbiome analysis using QIIME2, Qiita, and GNPS as well as study metadata normalization and transformation in Python
Open-source development of bioinformatics tools, websites, and visualizations
Preparation and presentation of microbiome education and training material
Social media and website support
Event planning, organization, and setup
Desired skills and training will be specific to the role being sought and level of funding, so please fill out our Interest Form
You may also send an email directly to CMIinfo@ucsd.edu with your Resume/CV and a description of the role(s) of interest after completing the form.
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