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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  213828
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Feb 28, 2023
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Post-doctoral Research Associate at Duke University 


A post-doctoral research associate position is now open at Duke University. The ideal individual will develop and apply novel statistical and computational methods to multi-omics data, including bulk sequencing, single-cell sequencing, and spatial transcriptomics data. The aim is to identify phenotype-associated genetic and genomic variations. The individual will work with Dr. Jichun Xie ( and interact with other faculty members in quantitative and biomedical areas in and outside Duke University. 


We expect a successful candidate to have the following qualifications.

  • Completed Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related discipline
  • Strong skills in statistical or machine learning methodology development and implementation
  • Strong programming skills in R or Python; experience in genomic software and pre-processing pipelines is a plus
  • Strong motivation to study genomics or other related biomedical areas


The application dossier needs to include a CV  with the following information.

  • Education experience
  • Past research experience and future research interest
  • Links to the writing samples, if available (published or arXiv/bioRxiv manuscripts)
  • Contact information of three references


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


Interested candidates should apply using the following link:


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