NIH funded postdoctoral scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Igor B. Zhulin at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee (http://genomics.utk.edu/). We study signal transduction in systems ranging from bacteria to humans using evolutionary genomics and protein sequence and structure analysis. Practical implications of this work are ranging from fundamental discoveries [Science Signaling 3: ra50 (2010), PLoS Genetics 7: e1002430 (2011), Nature Communications 4: 2881 (2013), PLoS Computational Biology 12: e1004862 (2016)] to medical applications [Nature Communications 7: 10464 (2016), Genetics in Medicine, Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1038/gim.2015.208 (2016)].
This is a perfect opportunity for a creative computational scientist to use some of the best computing resources in the world (https://www.ornl.gov/science-area/supercomputing) and to become more proficient in solving complex biological and biomedical problems.
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