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Job Title: Associate in Research

Department: Rohit Singh Lab, Duke Medical School


The Rohit Singh Lab at Duke Medical School invites applications for an Associate in Research position. The successful candidate will assist in developing computational methods and algorithms for analyzing high-dimensional data, particularly single-cell genomics data. The position involves a blend of mathematical, statistical, and computational techniques, calling for a deep understanding of time-series analysis, stochastic calculus, and linear algebra.

Work Performed (Duties): 

- Assist in the development and implementation of computational methods and algorithms for the analysis of high-dimensional data, with an emphasis on single-cell genomics.

- Participate in data acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and visualization, ensuring the quality and integrity of data collected.

- Collaborate with the lab team and other research and clinical faculty at Duke University to accomplish research goals.

- Participate in the drafting and submission of scientific manuscripts, ensuring the rigorous documentation of methodologies and findings.

- Attend and participate in formal trainings, workshops, presentations, and lab meetings as requested.

- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Preferred Experience:

- Prior research experience in high-dimensional data analysis, particularly in single-cell genomics.

- Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB, with a focus on data analysis, machine learning, and simulation purposes.

- Familiarity with computational genomics tools and databases.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

- Demonstrated ability to work in a team, as well as independently, and to communicate complex ideas to individuals with various levels of expertise.

Min Education: Science related Masters Degree or Terminal Degree ( e.g.ScD., MD., DVM)

Other Requirement: Incumbent must be engaged in scientific research that requires a scientific leadership role, and not employed as a research staff member.

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