A postdoctoral position is available at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering of Sabanci University, Istanbul starting April 1, 2020, for a project supported by the Health Institutes of Turkey (TUSEB) focusing on the computational analysis of missense mutations in rare diseases.
The research interests of our laboratory are focused on the evolutionary analysis of human proteins. Toward this end we are investigating the potential effect of each amino acid substitution on the protein function and we aim at developing a platform to diagnose rare diseases with an accurate prediction of novel mutations.
You will be taking advantage of publicly available datasets, early access to allele frequencies derived from Turkish Genome Project and mentoring from experts in molecular biology (Ogun Adebali) and machine learning (Oznur Tastan). You will implement the existing algorithms in a web-based platform and more significantly wou will develop a new algorithm specifically tailored in the light of new evolutionary featuers.
We are seeking highly motivated and self-driven individuals with a PhD from Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics or a related program, with a strong expertise in machine learning techniques, familiarity with linux environment and capable of working collaboratively in a research team of biologists and clinicians. Excellent English writing skills, communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to effectively managing own time and prioritize research goals are also required. Knowledge on genomics is preferable but not required.
What we offer:
A dynamic, stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment, state-of-the-art computational resources, and attractive employment conditions including 2-year fully-funded postdoctoral research position, competitive salary, health insurance and on-site accommodation.
Candidates are encouraged to send their curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and names and E-mail addresses of three referees to Dr. Ogun Adebali by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 10, 2020. The earliest start date will be April 2020.
For more information about us, visit our lab website at adebalilab.org.
- Competetive salary
- Free on-campus accomodation in single dormitory rooms
- Health insurance (social security + private)
- Free lunch
- Dedicated work space in postdoc rooms