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Post-Doctoral Associate in BioinformaticsPosted by: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Posted date: Feb-23-2018
Location: St. Paul, MN
Apply online: https://z.umn.edu/postdocbioinformatics (Job ID 322008 Post-Doctoral Associate)
The Veterinary Population Medicine Department is a leader in infectious diseases of animals. We are looking to expand our whole genome sequencing for research and diagnostic purposes. These methods require bioinformatics analysis of next-generation sequencing data and a deep understanding of the underlying biology of viral and/or bacterial agents. The PI has different collaborative research projects in which NGS data analysis is one of the main components. This position will help the PI in bioinformatics analysis of NGS data from collaborative research projects as well as from routine diagnostic cases.
Required Qualifications: Position requires PhD in bioinformatics or a related field. Experience in handling and analyzing data sets from high-throughput platforms such as Next-Generation-Sequencing. General proficiency with programming languages (e.g. Python, R, bash, etc.). Skills needed are motivation, ability to manage time and meet deadlines, strong communication skills, strong organizational skills, reliability and accountability.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with bioinformatics (e.g. BWA, samtools, PICARD, assembly programs, IGV) and sequence analysis tools (e.g. NCBI GenBank, BLASTn, MUSLCE, phylogenetic trees, gene annotation). Research background in genomics, genetics, molecular biology, or computational biology. Strong general computational and programming skills and competency in UNIX shell environment. Bioinformatics knowledge regarding analysis of next-generation sequencing data (Illumina and/or Nanopore/PacBio). Research background in both molecular biology and computational biology is desired. Experience in developing data analysis pipelines (scripts) for automated analyses, including working in a distributed computing environment (supercomputer).
Applications must be submitted online https://z.umn.edu/postdocbioinformatics (Job ID 322008). To be considered for this position, please include: (1) a cover letter describing research interests and their fit with this position, (2) a possible start date, and (3) a curriculum vitae.
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