The Juenger lab at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a bioinformatics postdoctoral position to work on NSF and DOE funded research. The focus of the research is to explore the genetics and genomics of adaptation in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a potential bioenergy crop, to drought and future climate change scenarios.
The project is a multidisciplinary effort including ecologists, physiologists, genomic scientists and modelers. Our collaborative project is generating a number of exciting datasets ranging from high throughput phenomic descriptions of plant material to genome-scale polymorphism data. We are seeking a broadly trained data scientist to manage, process, and facilitate analyses of a variety of datasets in a collaborative environment. The candidate will likely play a role in analyzing next-generation sequence data from RNA-sequencing studies of expression, whole-genome bisulfite sequencing of the methylome, and in the development of analysis pipelines for a variety of genotyping applications.
We are open to a wide array of applicants, but individuals with solid experience and interest in the development of bioinformatics pipelines are especially encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications include experience with Unix/Linux systems, proficiency with Python and or Perl scripting languages, proficiency in R, bioinformatics expertise, and familiarity with High Performance Community platforms. The candidate will have opportunities for training and development through interactions with the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at UT.
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We encourage applications from female, minority, and culturally diverse candidates. Please email all applications to email@example.com with the subject “Postdoctoral Application: bioinformatics”. Applications should include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references compiled in a single pdf file. Applicants can find additional information about the Juenger lab at https://sites.cns.utexas.edu/juenger_lab. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.