We are seeking a talented, highly motivated, goal oriented computational biologist/data scientist for a postdoctoral research position to implement genomic and bioinformatics approached to study plant-virus interactions. Our research program focuses on molecular mechanisms of plant-virus interactions, particularly, antiviral defense and virus replication. The successful candidate will lead a project to develop innovative computational approaches to systematically generate and analyze protein, transcript and small RNA sequencing date. Our lab is located at the Nebraska Center for Virology and is part of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. Salary and benefits are as determined by NIH standards.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, molecular biology, plant biology, genetics, plant pathology or closely related discipline. Preferred qualifications include a high proficiency with Linux and Perl programming; experience analyzing proteomic, small RNA profiling, or next generation sequencing data; experience generating protein or RNA sequencing data or strong willingness to learn; excellent scientific and writing skills; and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu Search for position F_160259. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org ). Review of applications to begin on January 9, 2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
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