Postdoctoral Fellow

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research-Norton Thoracic
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour


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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.


We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.


U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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Job Summary:

We seek an outstanding postdoctoral applicant with a PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular/cell biology, or closely related field. Applicants are expected to have an excellent track record of research publications and a strong interest for pre-clinical and clinical datasets and computational approaches for data analytics.
Our laboratory is focused on fibrosis and aging and investigates how changes in DNA and RNA modifications contribute to kidney and pulmonary fibrosis. We utilize single cell genomics technologies such as sci-RNA seq, sci-ATAC seq, next generation sequencing platforms and data analyses, pre-clinical surgery models and primary cell culture models relevant to chronic kidney and lung diseases with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies for precision medicine. Postdoctoral candidate will get a unique opportunity to be exposed to research techniques in the forefront of various fields.


• Doctoral degree in in computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology or closely related field is required.
• Experience working with Python, R and pipelines such as Seurat, Monocle and CellRanger is required. Custom pipeline and machine learning algorithm development for data analysis is preferred.
• Experience in Bash scripting/R scripting (Linux) and job submission to cluster computing servers using SLURM commands is preferred.
• Willingness to build machine learning models using experimental or public data sets is preferred.





Ph.D., post-baccalaureate M.D. or D.Sc. degree or equivalent in a relevant field of endeavor required. .

Doctoral degree in a relevant field of endeavor preferred. Laboratory or clinical technical and/or interpersonal skills as appropriate required. Technical and/or conceptual expertise in a relevant field preferred.

Familiar with basic computer, mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication skills as appropriate required. P




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