Positions

We are actively hiring talented individuals interested in the genetics and biology of diabetes to join our research group:

Currently open positions

Postdoctoral researcher – Genetics of type 1 diabetes

We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to study genetic risk factors influencing type 1 diabetes.

This project involves using genome-wide genotyping data to identify and fine-map type 1 diabetes risk loci, collecting and integrating epigenome data into genetic analyses, and using high-throughput molecular assay data to decipher the molecular functions of identified regulatory variants.  This work is part of a larger study to comprehensively determine the molecular effects of type 1 diabetes risk variants via quantitative trait locus mapping in iPSC-derived cells and genome editing.

The ideal candidate should have a background in computational or biomedical sciences, be proficient with standard programming languages, and have prior experience with human genetic data and GWAS.  The candidate will also be expected to work closely with project collaborators Dr. Maike Sander, Dr. Kelly Frazer and Dr. Bing Ren.

Please include a detailed CV and contact information for at least three references.

Posting: http://postdocservices.ucsd.edu/PostDocOpp/Job/Details/1075

Postdoctoral researcher – Transcription factor networks of diabetes risk

We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to study transcription factor regulatory networks involved in diabetes risk.

This project involves using high-throughput epigenome and gene expression data to identify regulatory variants and genes causal for diabetes risk, mapping transcription factor binding sites using ChIP-seq, quantifying diabetes risk from genome-wide genetic data, and building networks of target genes by integrating ChIP-seq and RNA-seq data.

The ideal candidate should have a background in biomedical sciences, proficient with standard programming languages, bench experience with standard genomics assays, and have prior experience with human genetics and high-throughput genomic and epigenomic data.

Please include a detailed CV and contact information for at least three references.

Posting: http://postdocservices.ucsd.edu/PostDocOpp/Job/Details/1076

Data coordinator/Project manager – Diabetes epigenome repository

We are recruiting a data coordinator/project manager to organize, collect and deposit functional genomics and epigenomics data into a repository being created in the Gaulton lab.

This project is part of a larger multi-institutional collaborative effort Accelerating Medicines Partnership Type 2 diabetes (AMP-T2D) to identify and understand the genetic mechanisms of T2D.  The candidate should have a PhD and several years of post-doctoral or industry experience, should posses strong knowledge of high-throughput genomic and epigenomic data, have excellent organizational and communication skills, and ideally be proficient in standard programming languages.

Please include a detailed CV and contact information for at least three references.

Software engineer – Diabetes epigenome repository

We are recruiting a software engineer to implement a could-based repository and web resource for epigenomic data.  The candidate should have experience working with cloud-based computing systems (e.g. AWS), and be proficient in Java Script, JSON, python and postgres.

Please include a detailed CV and contact information for at least three references.

Other positions

Graduate students

Graduate students at UCSD in the BMS and bioinformatics programs are welcome and encouraged to rotate in the lab.

Other students 

Undergraduate, masters or high school students interested in genetics who would like to gain research experience should inquire via email.  Please send a brief description of your research and career interests.

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