Graduate position in bioinformatics/genomics
University of Nevada Las Vegas / Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine
School of Life Sciences
A PhD position is available in the lab of Mira Han at University of Nevada,
Las Vegas and Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine.
Two main research going on in the lab:
One focuses on studying the tissue specific expression of repeat elements
and investigating the potential regulatory role of repeat elements, through
analysis of existing ChIP-seq, eCLIP, RNA-seq and genetic datasets.
The other focuses on studying the evolutionary constraint on insertion and
deletion mutations, by estimating the indel rate in unstructured regions of
the proteins and spacer regions between binding motifs in the DNA.
Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine was just awarded a $11.4M, 5 year
Center of Biomedical Research Excellence P20 Grant from NIH in personalized
Beyond the project work, PhD candidates will have opportunity to interact
with other computational biologists and molecular biologists in the Nevada
Institute of Personalized Medicine, through workshops and seminars.
The UNLV campus offers a stimulating and rewarding environment. Here, you
will find a friendly community dedicated to learning and research. Las
Vegas has its safe communities, affordable home prices, high quality of
life, little traffic.
Experience with programming (Python, R, C/C++) and Linux/Unix environments
Self-motivation with excellent communication skills and an ability to work
well in a team environment
As soon as possible
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV, three letters of reference, and a brief statement of
research interests to Dr. Mira Han (mira.han[at]unlv.edu).
School of Life Sciences UNLV