Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology, USA

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position at USA, Ozbolat Laboratory at Penn State

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois Chicago is offering a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Alexandra Naba. Dr. Naba’s research, supported by NIH HuBMAP funding, focuses on deciphering the roles of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in development, health, and diseases. The lab is actively involved in building an atlas of the human ECM at the organ and cell levels.

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Area: Bioinformatics or Computational Biology

Location: University of Illinois Chicago


  • Ph.D. in biology, bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, or related field.
  • Familiarity with biological data analysis, including single-cell RNA-seq and/or proteomics.
  • Strong programming skills (proficiency in either R or Python is a must) and experience with large volumes of data.
  • High accuracy and reliability in processing large-scale data, with a solid understanding of quantitative methods.
  • Experience with database management is a plus.
  • Collaborative mindset and motivation to work in an international and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology

The successful candidate will:

  • Analyze, interpret, and integrate multiomic datasets generated by the Naba lab and HuBMAP consortium.
  • Perform data mining of publicly available proteomic datasets as part of the Matrisome Project and MatrisomeDB.
  • Work closely with wet-lab scientists, developing analysis pipelines to support hypothesis-driven research.
  • Contribute to publications and the development of open-access resources to advance ECM research.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (including list of publications), and contact information for three references to Dr. Naba. The review of applicants will start immediately, and interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Competitive compensation will be offered based on experience, and qualifying postdoctoral associates are eligible for full UIC benefits. A relocation package may be available.

Table: Application Details

Cover LetterClearly express your interest and suitability for the position.
CV with PublicationsComprehensive Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications.
ReferencesContact information for three references.

Additional Information:

  • Dr. Naba’s research details can be found at Naba Lab.
  • Competitive compensation based on experience.
  • Relocation package may be available.

Contact Information: For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Alexandra Naba.

Last Date for Apply: Review of applicants will start immediately, and interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.



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