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Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Los Angeles, California

The Fudenberg group at the University of Southern California (USC) has long-term funding to support multiple postdoctoral fellows to develop computational approaches to identify and answer fundamental questions in 3D genome biology. Potential projects can involve biophysical simulations, machine learning, or both. We are excited to develop new approaches for: sequence-based design of DNA folding, discovery of new 3D genome folding regulators, and probing mechanisms of chromosome folding. 

Our group is part of the Quantitative and Computational Biology Department at USC, which hosts an incredible range of computational biology research all on one floor. We currently collaborate with researchers with backgrounds ranging from theoretical physics, to computer science, to chromatin biology, and welcome researchers excited by interdisciplinary science. For more information, see


- PhD in Computational Biology, Physics, Applied Math, Computer Science, or demonstration of a similarly strong quantitative and computational skillset

- Previous research experience with genomic data is preferred but not required.

- Commitment to working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team. 

Applicants should attach a 1-2 page cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references (attach as a single file to the application). The cover letter should describe past and current research interests, including how the latter would be enriched by time in our group.

This is a one year fixed term position with the possibility of re-appoinment for additional years (up to a maximum of 5 years).

REQ20108870 Posted Date: 10/24/2021

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