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Postdoctoral Research Scholar- Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Biology

Job Description

Posting Number


Position Number


Position Type

Post Doc

Department ID

194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie


194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie

Job City & State

Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties

Peng Lab uses data-driven strategies to study the immune system and infection. The Lab is housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine and is part of NC State Bioinformatics Research Center.

The postdoctoral research fellow will participate in the management, processing, and analysis of large-scale deep sequencing data from collaborative projects. The research fellow will also develop novel deep learning based computational methods for biological data analysis, in collaboration with machine learning experts.

This research fellow will interact regularly with scientists from various research backgrounds including experimental biologists. The successful candidate will be initiative-taking and enjoy working in a collaborative research environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
The research fellow will attend scientific meetings to present research progresses and author primary research articles.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The research fellow will assist with the generation of research hypotheses. It is anticipated that the candidate will contribute preliminary data to research proposals and serve as a co-investigator and/or key personnel.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; some weekends

Department Required Skills

  • Experienced in Linux environment and computer clusters
  • Experienced in programming (Python, Java, or C/C++) and statistical analysis (R, MATLAB)
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good understanding of general biology or willingness to learn basic biology

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Ph.D. in Computer science, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related areas; experiences with deep learning; experiences with high-throughput sequencing data like single cell RNA-seq; first-author publication record preferred.

Required License or Certification


Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Anticipated Hiring Range

$60,000-$80,000 (commensurate to education & experience)

Job Open Date


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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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