Postdoc: Comparative genomics (USA) ~

10 de febrero de 2015

Postdoc: Comparative genomics (USA)

The Wegrzyn lab invites applications for a post-doc position in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. We focus on developing computational approaches that integrate next generation sequence data to address questions in comparative genomics in non-model plants, particularly forest trees. The lab has the following ongoing projects: 
1) Understanding the evolution of alternative translation initiation using RNA-seq data
2) Developing new approaches to gene prediction to improve annotation of complex genomes 
3) comparative analysis of conifer specific gene families

Ph.D in Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational
Biology, or other related field.

Track record of publications in comparative genomics.

Programming skills in Python, Perl, Java, C++, R or other language.

Experience with Linux and high performance computing environments.

Demonstrated ability in developing/applying statistical or machine learning
methods in computational biology.

Experience in genome scale data analysis including RNA-Seq data, network
analysis, biological sequence analysis or other relevant computational
genomics experience.

Highly motivated for interdisciplinary research, excellent communication
skills, and the ability to work independently as well as within a
research group.


Initial appointment is one year, with possible extension. Interested
applicants should send their C.V., research statement, available
start date, and contact information for three references to

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