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    BACKGROUND

    The Department of Statistics and Biostatistics and the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seek to hire an outstanding faculty member with strong research and teaching interests in statistical analyses of biological and biomedical information.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Responsibilities of the position include: teaching and academic advising of both undergraduate and graduate students in statistics, biostatistics or proteomics, and conducting original research. Pursuit of external research funding is expected.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants must have Ph.D. in Statistics or related fields, and also a proven track record in research at the interface between advanced analytics and the biological/biomedical sciences.

    PREFERENCES

    The search is open to all faculty ranks, including tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenure-track Associate Professor, tenured Associate Professor, and tenured Full Professor.

    TERMS

    The tenure line falls within the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics in the School of Arts and Sciences-New Brunswick Campus.

    LOCALE

    The Center is a newly built 75,000-square-foot facility dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary research in the biological and biomedical sciences using complementary quantitative tools of measurement and analysis. The Center is the home of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine at Rutgers and the RCSB Protein Data Bank. More information about our programs can be found in the websites: www.stat.rutgers.edu; www.proteomics.rutgers.edu; iqb.rutgers.edu; rcsb.org.

    COMPENSATION

    The Department of Statistics & Biostatistics and the Proteomics Center have strong ties. Together they will provide access to a broad array of excellent research facilities and a competitive start-up package.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested individuals should apply online through the Rutgers Interfolio website link (apply.interfolio.com/36128) by providing a curriculum vitae, research summary, current research support, and teaching statement, and arranging for submission of at least three confidential letters of reference.

    DEADLINE

    Review of applications is expected to conclude in December 2016.

    POLICY

    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.
    Research: NY Times: Meet Luca, the ancestor of all living things
    Submitted by J.W. Bizzaro; posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Submitter

    EXCERPT

    A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.

    This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand name, or at least an acronym. It is known as Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, and is estimated to have lived some four billion years ago, when Earth was a mere 560 million years old.
    Source: www.nytimes.com/2016[...].html

    Submitter

    EXCERPT

    Who's your daddy? An unknown hominin species that bred with early human ancestors when they migrated from Africa to Australasia has been identified through genome mapping of living humans.

    The genome analysis also questions previous findings that modern humans populated Asia in two waves from their origin in Africa, finding instead a common origin for all populations in the Asia-Pacific region, dating back to a single out-of-Africa migration event.
    Source: www.newscientist.com/arti[...]tree/

    BACKGROUND

    The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is seeking a postdoctoral associate to participate in an NSF-funded project to build new cyberinfrastructure for tree genomic and genetic data, including expanding the existing Hardwood Genomics database (hardwoodgenomics.org) and integration with TreeTaggr, a citizen science outreach effort (www.treetaggr.info). The project requires integration of datatypes such as genotypes, phenotypes and GIS coordinates. Development of new web modules will be within the Tripal software framework (tripal.info), which is based on Drupal content management system. The position will encompass activities such as writing PHP and javascript code, developing HTML and CSS templates, integrating biological and genomic data into databases, and building the user interface systems for scientists to view, download, search and manipulate data. The job will require teamwork with biologists and computer scientists as well as the ability to work independently. The successful applicant will be exposed to interdisciplinary, cutting edge research in the field of bioinformatics and will have the opportunity to expand their skill set and grow with this exciting field of science.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Design and build new php-based Tripal modules that meet Drupal and Tripal coding standards, and that allow upload, searching and display of genomic data types
    • Use web services to transfer data between websites
    • Use a mapping platform such as the Google Maps API to build an interactive online map of tree locations and associated data
    • Install and improve existing Tripal modules to load large datasets and display results to users
    • Contribute to the writing of scholarly publications

    REQUIREMENTS

    • PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, molecular biology and/or the life sciences.
    • Proficient in a Linux operating system environment with minimal systems support
    • Demonstrated experience in PHP, Java or other programming language
    • Experience with a database platform such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.
    • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to interact with scientists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
    • Ability to work independently and to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks.

    PREFERENCES

    • Experience in web site development.
    • Experience in software development.
    • Familiarity with web programming, particularly development of Drupal code modules
    • Demonstrated experience in developing PHP code
    • Familiarity with bioinformatics data sets such as genes, genomes, genetic maps, etc.
    • Experience with using web-based map platforms such as the Google Maps API

    TERMS

    Regular full time position with benefits

    LOCALE

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Institute of Agriculture, AgResearch

    COMPENSATION

    $50k based on qualifications and experience

    HOW TO APPLY

    Required documents to apply: CV, transcripts, 2 professional references (upload as one PDF or DOC file)

    Please apply online at ut.taleo.net/care[...]0011F

    Questions may directed to mstaton1 at utk dot edu, but applications will only be accepted via the University of Tennessee online application system.

    DEADLINE

    Open until filled.

    POLICY

    EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement:
    The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

    Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

    BACKGROUND

    The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is seeking a web developer and systems administrator. The applicant will participate in an NSF-funded project to expand a database and website for plant genetic and genomic data. The project requires administration of web servers and development of new web modules in the Drupal CMS. The position will encompass activities such as writing PHP and javascript code, developing HTML and CSS templates, integrating biological and genomic data into databases, and building the user interface systems for scientists to view, download, search and manipulate data. The job will require teamwork with biologists and computer scientists as well as the ability to work independently. The successful applicant will be exposed to interdisciplinary, cutting edge research in the field of bioinformatics and will have the opportunity to expand their skill set and grow with this exciting field of science.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Administer both the software and hardware for live and development Apache web servers, including data backups
    • Install and improve existing Tripal modules to load large datasets and display results to users
    • Design and build new php-based Tripal modules that meet Drupal coding standards, and that allow upload, searching and display of genomic data types
    • Develop basic competency in genomics and bioinformatics in order to propose and implement new concepts and technical solutions for the web site(s)
    • Contribute to the writing of scholarly publications

    REQUIREMENTS

    • BS in bioinformatics, computer science and/or the life sciences or equivalent experience. (Graduate work in bioinformatics may be pursued during this work in the EPP MS program or EPPN PhD program for qualified applicants)
    • Proficient in a Linux operating system environment with minimal systems support
    • Demonstrated experience in PHP, Java or other programming language
    • Experience with a database platform such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.
    • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to interact with scientists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
    • Ability to work independently and to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks.

    PREFERENCES

    • Experience in web site development.
    • Experience in software development.
    • Familiarity with web programming, particularly development of Drupal code modules
    • Demonstrated experience in developing PHP code
    • Familiarity with bioinformatics data sets such as genes, genomes, genetic maps, etc.
    • Experience with building and administering an Apache web server

    TERMS

    Regular full time position with benefits

    LOCALE

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Institute of Agriculture, AgResearch

    COMPENSATION

    $47-50k based on qualifications and experience; Pay grade 39

    HOW TO APPLY

    Required documents to apply: CV, transcripts, 2 professional references (upload as one PDF or DOC file).

    To apply, please visit ut.taleo.net/care[...]0011G

    Questions about the position may be directed to mstaton1 at utk dot edu, but applications will only be accepted through the University of Tennessee application system.

    DEADLINE

    Open until filled.

    POLICY

    EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement:
    The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

    Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

     

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