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PhD Assistantship in Translational Bioinformatics and Personalized Medicine
University of Missouri
Informatics Institute and Dept. of Pathology

As a part of several new research initiatives in the biomedical and clinical bioinformatics and genomics, Ph.D. Fellowships/Assistantships are available to work in the area of Translational Bioinformatics and Personalized Medicine at the Informatics Institute and/or Department of Pathology, University of Missouri-Columbia. The research topics include but are not limited to translational bioinformatics, cancer informatics, computational morphoproteomics, phenotype-genotype -omics studies for diseases, pathology informatics, digital pathology, disease-driven genomics/proteomics studies, personalized microbiomics, mobile health, etc. The research projects are multidisciplinary in nature and will involve developing new computational and theoretical methods as well as applying those methods in collaboration with the clinical and biomedical groups. A Ph.D. student will typically be supervised/co-supervised by two or more faculty. The duration of each Fellowship is 2+2 years. Successful candidates are expected to start their Ph.D. degree in the spring, summer or fall semesters of 2015 and 2016 as a part of Doctoral program in Informatics at Informatics Institute or Pathobiology Doctoral program with emphasis on Translational and Cancer Bioinformatics at Department of Pathology. Questions about Ph.D. degree in the current initiative should be directed to Dr. Dmitriy Shin at shindm”at"health"dot”missouri”dot”edu
Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in computer science, bioinformatics, medical informatics or other informatics-related field and have a previous experience in working with biological, biomedical and/or clinical data. Outstanding candidates with Bachelor degree will be considered. The preference will be given to candidates with excellent programming skills and experience in machine learning, data mining, or text mining and natural language processing. The candidates should also mention in their cover letter that the application is for the “Personalized Medicine and Translational Bioinformatics initiative”. The applications must include the TOEFL/IELTS, GRE or GMAT scores. The position is available until filled.

Job Information
Position Type: Graduate research assistantship
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Full Time
Status: open

Contact Information
University of Missouri
Informatics Institute and Dept. of Pathology
Dr. Dmitriy Shin
How To Apply:email resume, cover letter, TOEFL/IELTS, GRE or GMAT scores if any.