Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioinformatics
University of California, Davis
The Luo lab at the University of California, Davis has an opening for a Bioinformatician in a genomic project funded by the National Science Foundation of the United States of America aiming at the discovery of key developmental genes for genetic improvement of cereals mitigating climate change. The Bioinformatician will be a member of a multi-institutional team of workers and will primarily contribute to the project by genome sequence assembly and annotation and transcriptome analyses, which will require to manipulate and analyze large-scale genomic data sets, interpret findings and communicate them to others, and maintain the project public website. The types of analyses can be gleaned from https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24486 and https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15289. It is expected that the Bioinformatician will assume a leading position on publications, contribute to supervision of undergraduate assistants, and make presentations at meetings and the project’s public workshop. PIs of the project will provide the scholar with career mentoring.
Requirements: PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, or related fields. Familiarity with DNA sequence analysis using bioinformatics tools. Experience with handling large data sets is a plus.
Available immediately until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and the benefits are covered under the university policy (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/postdocs/benefits.html).
Candidates should send a single PDF file containing (1) a cover letter summarizing research interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) list of publications, and (4) names and contact information for three references to Dr. Ming-Cheng Luo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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