Postdoctoral Research Scholar and PhD positions at University of Nebraska Lincoln

Scholarship: Fully-Funded
Degree: Bachelor/master, and PhD 
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nebraska Lincoln is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to conduct large scale data analysis and software development for bioinformatics and omics integration in Dr. Qiuming Yao’s lab. Our Computer Scientist software engineering program is recently ranked 21st by in the country and the lab is part of the new interdisciplinary School of Computing.

This specific position in Dr. Yao’s lab is available immediately and will be contracted initially for two years. The computer science department will provide our postdocs with very competitive salaries much more than standard NIH compensation. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to lead the development of novel bioinformatic algorithms and integrate multiple types of high throughput biological omics data from the lab and collaborators. The focused application area will be but not limited to the modeling of microbiome ecology and human genetics. The postdoctoral scholar also has good opportunity to join collaborations with renowned domain scientists. Our lab information is available here:

The university is located in Lincoln, the capital city of U.S. state Nebraska. Lincoln boasts an outstanding quality of life that includes fine culinary and artistic treasures, a live music scene and numerous parks, golf courses and bike trails. Lincoln ranked #3 of the most livable cities in U.S. by in 2020 and #9 best places to live in U.S. by in 2019. To learn more about Lincoln, visit

Available Subjects:

Computer Science, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Mathematics or other related quantitative areas.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates with the following desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with scientific software development under Linux and Mac OS environments. Familiarity with common programming and scripting languages such as C/C++, Python, and R.
  • A trackable record of writing scientific papers.
  • Experience with teamwork and group communication.
  • Experience with self-guided learning in a quickly evolving technical environment.

Application Procedure:

Please send such application materials to Dr. Yao [email protected] (1) A cover letter (2) A curriculum vitae with a publication list (or google scholar) (3) Two or three reference letters from research faculty members.