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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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