Chongzhi Zang Lab  

Positions


We are recruiting motivated students and scholars to work on various topics in genome sciences in a collaborative team. Please click position titles below for details:


Description

Our lab is looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the broad field of functional genomics and epigenomics. The research program in the lab focuses on developing computational methods for high-throughput genomics technologies and integrating computational and experimental approaches to study chromatin and gene regulation in mammalian cells and human disease systems. Current ongoing projects include: statistical modeling and advanced machine learning method development for transcriptional regulation prediction from multi-omics data; model-based algorithm development for single-cell epigenomics and spatial multi-omics data analysis; computational and experimental studies of chromatin regulation, transcriptional condensates, and phase separation; epigenetics and transcriptional regulation in T-cell immunity and human cancer, etc. More information on research directions and previous publications can be found at the lab website.

The Zang Lab is well funded by NIH and other agencies. Each postdoctoral scientist in the lab will receive comprehensive and personalized training in research and career development, and will have extensive opportunities for independent and collaborative research. Based at the Center for Public Health Genomics in UVA’s School of Medicine, the lab has established close collaborations with multiple groups in the field across the country. Experimental postdocs in the lab will have opportunities to collaborate with and be co-mentored by senior experimental faculty in the center and across the school.

Founded by Thomas Jefferson, University of Virginia is the first public university in the United States and is one of the most reputable research universities in the country. The university continues in its mission to develop tomorrow's leaders who are well prepared to help shape the future of the nation and the world.

Requirements

  1. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biological or biomedical sciences is required by start date;

  2. Proficient training and experience in experimental cellular and molecular biology;

  3. Excellent communication and teamwork skills;

  4. At least one peer-reviewed publication from PhD research as a lead author written in English with submitted, accepted or published status at the time of application;

  5. Experience in cell culture, high-throughput genomics and epigenomics assays such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, CRISPR, and single-cell experiments is preferred;

  6. Understanding the synergy of computational and experimental research and commitment to collaboration and team science is preferred.

Application Process

To apply online, please click here and submit a complete application in the system. Meanwhile, interested applicants can send a complete CV and the contact information for three references to zang@virginia.edu with subject line "Postdoc Application". The position will remain open until filled.

All positions are restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For questions or inquiries, please email zang@virginia.edu.


Description

Our lab is seeking to fill Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the broad field of bioinformatics and computational biology. The research program in the lab focuses on developing computational methods for high-throughput genomics technologies and integrating computational and experimental approaches to study chromatin and gene regulation in mammalian cells and human disease systems. Current ongoing projects include: statistical modeling and advanced machine learning method development for transcriptional regulation prediction from multi-omics data; model-based algorithm development for single-cell epigenomics and spatial multi-omics data analysis; computational and experimental studies of chromatin regulation, transcriptional condensates, and phase separation; epigenetics and transcriptional regulation in human cancer and immune systems, etc. More information on research directions and recent publications can be found on the lab website.

The Zang Lab is well funded by NIH and other agencies. Each postdoctoral scientist in the lab will receive comprehensive and personalized training in research and career development, and will have extensive opportunities for independent and collaborative research. Based at the Center for Public Health Genomics in UVA’s School of Medicine, the lab has established close collaborations with multiple groups in the field across the country.

Founded by Thomas Jefferson, University of Virginia is the first public university in the United States and is one of the most reputable research universities in the country. The university continues in its mission to develop tomorrow's leaders who are well prepared to help shape the future of the nation and the world.

Requirements

  1. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in any quantitative science, including but not limited to Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering or a related field is required by the start date;

  2. Proficient in Python (or C/C++) & R programming;

  3. Excellent communication and teamwork skills;

  4. Strong quantitative background (e.g., statistical modeling, machine learning, computational or theoretical physics, etc.) or computational genomics experience (e.g., high-throughput sequencing data analysis, etc.);

  5. At least one peer-reviewed publication written in English in the previous area of research (not necessarily related to biology) with submitted, accepted or published status at the time of application.

Application Process

To apply online, please click here and submit a complete application in the system. Meanwhile, interested applicants can send a complete CV and the contact information for three references to zang@virginia.edu with subject line "Postdoc Application". The position will remain open until all positions are filled.

All positions are restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For questions or inquiries, please email zang@virginia.edu.


Description

Our lab is looking to hire a bioinformatician/computational biology lab specialist. The lab specialist will be responsible for assisting the PI, postdoctoral research associates, and other lab members on multiple ongoing research projects to implement bioinformatics algorithms and to use integrative data science approaches for processing and analyzing bulk and single-cell multi-omics sequencing data for the studies of epigenetics and transcriptional regulation in mammalian model systems. More information on the area of research can be found at the lab website.

Requirements

  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics, or a related major. A master’s degree is preferred.

  2. At least one year research experience in high-throughput genomics data analysis. 2+ years experience, especially in analyzing single-cell RNA-seq and single-cell ATAC-seq data, is preferred. Peer-reviewed publication record is a plus.

  3. Proficient in Python and R programming. Experience in database and software development is a plus.

  4. Working knowledge of molecular biology and genomics.

  5. Excellent academic communication skills and teamwork skills.

Application Process

To apply online, please click here and submit a complete application in the system. Meanwhile, Interested applicants can send a complete CV and contact information for three references to zang@virginia.edu with subject line "Computational biologist application". The position will remain open until filled.

All positions are restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For questions or inquiries, please email zang@virginia.edu.


We are recruiting graduate students for research training and completing PhD thesis research in the lab. Besides research grants funded to the lab, UVA has multiple NIH T32 training grants, including Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) and Systems and Biomolecular Data Science (SBDS), available to support eligible students in the lab. Prospective student should apply for either the Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) graduate program at the UVA School of Medicine or the Biomedical Engineering (BME) graduate program at the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science. Admitted students please contact Dr. Zang for rotation opportunities.


Undergraduate students are welcome to join the lab before the Third Year to get research training and research experience. Students majored in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science or engineering with interests in biomedical research are especially welcome. To complete the training and a research project, undergraduate students are expected to devote two years including at least one full-time summer. Please contact Dr. Zang for details.

Undergraduate students from outside of UVA are welcome to conduct summer research in the lab. Eligible students are encouraged to apply to the Summer Research Internship Program or the NSF REU Program in Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering, although opportunities in the lab are not contingent upon admission to the summer programs. Please email zang@virginia.edu for inquiries.


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Last modified: August 15, 2022