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RBI Informatics Fellowship Program



The RNA Bioscience Initiative at the University of Colorado School of Medicine seeks to hire Informatics Fellows. Apply via CU Careers, Job #17661.

Two types of positions are currently available:

  1. Positions solely focused on informatic analysis and development
  2. Positions where time is spent both on wet-lab RNA method development and applications, as well as informatic analysis and development

The RBI supports multiple informatics fellowships at the Senior Research Associate Level. The objective of these unique, semi-autonomous postdoctoral positions is to train the next generation of bioinformatic analysts with the goal of mastering skills spanning both biology and computer science.

RBI Informatic Fellows develop and apply software for the analysis of a variety of RNA sequencing and other experiments focused on-

  • In-depth analysis of single cell sequencing data from multiple modalities
  • Characterization of mRNA isoforms generated by alternative splicing and polyadenylation
  • Determination of stability and processing of mRNAs after transcription
  • Identifying and characterizing the dynamics of RNA modifications
  • Integrating RNA sequencing data with genetic data 
  • Ribosome profiling and the measurement of small and long non-coding RNAs

Wet-lab projects may include:

  • Development of new single-cell sequencing methods
  • RNA-seq analysis of the consequences of alterations in nonsense mediated RNA decay
  • RNA-seq approaches to complement ongoing efforts in antisense oligonucleotide therapy development 

In addition, the RBI Informatic Fellows will collaborate with a variety of RNA informatics researchers on campus, and support informatics analysis for the recipients of pilot grants awarded by the RNA Bioscience Initiative.

Finally, RBI Informatic Fellows will develop and help teach curricula, e.g. graduate level classes and week-long short courses, which promote the use of RNA methods and informatics on the Anschutz campus.

Our ideal candidates are scientists with a PhD in biological or computer sciences who wish to expand their training to become proficient in both disciplines. Appointments are for two years with the possibility to extend for an additional year. Toward the end of their tenure, RBI Informatic Fellows will  have the opportunity to develop independent collaborations with CU Anschutz faculty and/or liaise with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to secure a stable long-term position in informatics.

Salaries commensurate with experience but will be above NIH pay scale for post-doctoral fellows.

Apply NOW!  CU Careers, Job #17661