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Internal Number: SURGERY 06740A
This position is available immediately at the Ji Lab. The individual will identify and implement computational solutions to research problems related to ARDS and sarcoidosis. They will be responsible for taking on highly interdisciplinary projects and key functions in this endeavor, including applying state-of-the-art open-source software for basic and advanced analysis of next-generation sequencing data (scRNAseq) and proteomics data. They will also analyze epigenetics and transcriptomic datasets.
Analyze omics data using online available R or Python packages for omic data processing.
Process omics data for clustering and function annotations to identify new endotypes.
Identify biomarkers from human and microbial proteins using R or Python.
Correlate identified molecular endotypes with phenotypes
Collaborate with wet lab scientists to prepare cell/tissue samples for LC-MS and scRNAseq
Prepare reports, charts, and graphs for presentations and publications
Maintain detailed records of computational code and processes
Manage omics and metadata
Search and evaluate scientific literature in support of research projects
Prepare manuscripts, progress reports, and grant applications.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, well organized, manage time effectively, and can work independently as well as part of a team. They will have a background in bioinformatics, computational biology, and/or biostatistics and have essential skills of biological lab.
Analytical: critical thinking, data modeling, problem-solving, troubleshooting
Demonstrated ability working with open-source bioinformatics software
Experience in bioinformatics analysis of RNA-Seq and proteomics data
A record of taking initiative to solve problems and working to high-quality standards
Attention to detail and accurate record keeping
Ability to multitask, work and learn independently, and be self-motivated
Publication record: demonstration of productivity in omics data analysis
Masters’ or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Genetics, Biology or a related field. Multi-disciplinary trainee, with a working experience of 3+ years, is preferred.
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), currently enrolls over 17,000 students on its three campuses in the Chicago area: Lake Shore, Water Tower, and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC). In addition, Loyola has a global presence with the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) in Italy, Beijing Center in China, and the Vietnam Center in Ho Chi Minh City along with more than 100 other study abroad options in 60 countries. The latter offers students the chance to engage with the global community and economy. Loyola’s 11 schools and colleges offer more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 140 graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs. Our Health Sciences Campus, located in suburban Maywood is home to Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine (under which are the Graduate School’s biomedical programs), Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and the Parkinsons School of Health Sciences & Public Health. Medical students benefit from the University’s clinical partnership with the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health. Loyola is among the eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter. Loyola is also among a select gro...up of colleges and universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Loyola University Chicago consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Total 2019 enrollment is 17,007 students, 11,900 of whom are undergraduates. The student body comes from 50 states and 82 foreign countries, with 32 percent represented by students of color.
Stritch School of Medicine: The Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) provides outstanding clinical education to its students with the opportunity to participate in research, global health, and service. SSOM’s cutting-edge facilities are also used to educate multidisciplinary, collaborative healthcare teams on quality and safety. Programs offered through SSOM include the MD program (and the MD/PhD program), the Bioethics and Health Policy programs (MA, DBe, and Certificate programs), and the Biomedical Science MS and PhD programs (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and Molecular Physiology, Integrative Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology (MS only), Cellular and Molecular Oncology (MS only), Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Neuroscience). Stritch students enjoy an opportunity to personalize their own education experience in order to meet their individual professional goals. Students often personalize their education with a focus on research, public or global health and/or bioethics, which collectively prepare our graduates for a well-rounded approach to their professional careers.
The work proposed will be carried out in the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE), which opened in 2016 on the university’s Health Sciences Campus in Maywood. This five-story, 227,000-square-foot, gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building is a collaboration among Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Health System, and Trinity Health. The center accommodates principal investigators, postdoctoral trainees, physicians, nurses, fellows, graduate students, and students from Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public. The CTRE includes laboratory and support space for 72 principal investigators spanning the fields of basic, translational & clinical biomedical research, public health, health services, nursing, bioinformatics, and epidemiology. A 250-seat auditorium provides a link with the local community, serving as a showcase for research and health-related programming.