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    Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant Bioinformatics @ University of Connecticut -- Storrs, CT (US)
    Submitted by Jill Wegrzyn; posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014


    A Postdoctoral Researcher position is being offered in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. The applicant will be a member of a research group interested in genome biology, integrative genomics and bioinformatics.


    • Perform scientific research as part of a collaborative project focused on the sequencing, assembly, annotation, and analysis of three conifer genomes.
    • Apply computational approaches to analyze RNA-Seq expression data
    • Develop and apply comparative genomics methods
    • Collaborate with biologists to characterize and study novel gene families
    • Develop and support tools to enable the extraction of information from large, complex genomes
    • Provide bioinformatics training to other team members


    To be eligible, applicants must have received a Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, genetics, or a related discipline involving significant computational experience.

    The ideal candidate will have:
    • Training in statistics and genetics
    • Fluency in Unix computing environments (shell scripting)
    • Programming experience (Perl/Python/Java)
    • Experience with next generation sequence analysis (RNA-Seq)
    • Familiarity with version control systems


    Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in genetics and computational biology, and a record of scientific productivity are encouraged to apply.


    Full time position


    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, statement of research interest and experience, curriculum vita, and contact information of three professional references. Please send all materials to Jill Wegrzyn (jill.wegrzyn[at]


    Until the appropriate candidate is hired.

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