Computational PostDoc Position

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

ID: 7062842
Posted: December 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We are seeking a motivated Computational PostDoc with expertise in human NGS data analytics and interest in single-cell analyses and/or methods development to join the Lal research group at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. The Lal Research Group focuses on the discovery, evaluation, and translation of biomarkers into clinical care. Specifically, the group develops computational methods that integrate large genetic, clinical, and biological data sets to improve the prediction of patient outcomes – paving the way for personalized medicine. The group's long-term research interests involve the development of a comprehensive understanding of how alterations in the genome contribute to brain disorders.

Currently, the group Lal consists of ~12 members, including computational biologists, geneticists, clinical fellows, and software engineers, who all work as a team. The research group is also affiliated with and has labs at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, US, as well as the Cologne Center for Genomics, Germany, where half of the group members are working. The postdoc is expected to present at conferences and visit her/his colleagues at the other sites annually. A positive and supportive research environment and good interpersonal relations within the team are essential for us. The Lal group works targeted oriented, and the postdoc is expected to write first author papers as well as coauthor papers from her/his colleagues. Recent completed projects can be found here:

The data postdoc will interact regularly with neurologists from the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center and work closely with biologists from the Dr. Angela Ting lab. The Ting lab has a strong track record in studying RNA and epigenomic biology of healthy and diseased human tissue and will perform the wet lab part of the single cell project. More information can be found here: Scientists from the Lal and Ting research groups will support the data interpretation of the project.

To these ends, experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desired:

Key responsibilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

Interested applicants please submit a curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references who are familiar with the candidate’s work to Dr. Lal via email at:

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.


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