The Myles lab at Dalhousie University (www.cultivatingdiversity.org) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in apple genomics. The position is available from July 1st, 2013 for a duration of 2 years with the possibility of extension.
The lab is seeking a postdoc to work on the analysis of genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) data generated from a diverse collection
of more than 1000 apple cultivars. The successful applicant will have extensive experience with computer programming and will preferably have experience with Java and at least one other programming language. No previous experience in agriculture is required. The aim of the project is to develop novel imputation algorithms that will allow us to better exploit GBS data. Experience handling next-generation DNA sequence data and software development will be considered a major asset.
Interested applicants can send a cover letter and a CV to email@example.com.
Applications are invited for a three-year post-doctoral fellowship held jointly at the Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute under these institutes’ “ESPOD” fellowship program (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/postdocs/espods).
The above webpage includes a link to an abstract of this project (and others in the program). Full project details are available at
The successful candidate will work in the Goldman Group at EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/goldman) and Matt Berriman’s Parasite Genomics group at the Sanger Institute (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/research/projects/parasitegenomics).
Applications should be sumitted by e-mail to the EBI Research Office <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 26 July 2013.
A Postdoctoral Associate position is available to work in the area of genomic selection in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University. This position is part of an exciting international project to implement genomic selection in cassava led by Jean-Luc Jannink. The goal of this project is to increase the rate of genetic improvement of cassava for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Although the project is applied, the team will be collecting a lot of sequence and phenotype data that can also be used to explore more basic issues in quantitative genetics and methods for genomic prediction, genotype imputation etc. Information about the project can be found at http://www.nextgencassava.org.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in statistical genomics and plant breeding. Responsibilities will include independent research in
development and evaluation of prediction models, analysis of empirical data, and training of scientists and students. Programming skills and working knowledge of mixed models are desirable, as are good communication skills, including preparation of manuscripts and the ability to explain complex material to non-experts, and knowledge of plant breeding practices. The position will involve close collaboration with the bioinformatics team and with cassava breeders in Nigeria and Uganda. Travel to Africa will be expected.
The position is available July 1. Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. The initial appointment will be made
for one year, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance (the project is funded until 2017). Cornell is an equal opportunity employer.
Inquiries or applications can be sent to Martha Hamblin (email@example.com).
A list of publications from the Jannink group can be found at http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=40650.
The MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU; http://www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk/) has an opportunity for a bioinformatician, to work on prestigious projects at the cutting edge of biomedical science, as a permanent staff member. The post holder will be expected to interact with members of the Bioinformatics staff, the wider computational community and HGU scientific staff; initiating and working on diverse collaborative projects independently.
The successful applicant will join a dynamic and expanding community of experimental and computational biologists in the MRC IGMM (http://www.igmm.ac.uk/), a new institute bringing together the MRC HGU, the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre (http://www.ecrc.ed.ac.uk/) and the University of Edinburgh Molecular Medicine Centre (http://www.m
mc.med.ed.ac.uk/). They will join our other computational biologists in the new Systems Medicine building, custom designed for computational biology, to open in 2015.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate programming skills and possess published experience in the analysis of genome scale biological datasets, particularly high throughput sequencing data. We also envisage duties in the installation/ maintenance of bioinformatics applications and provision of advice/ training to users.
This post would suit a biologist with good programming skills or a computer scientist with strong interests in biology/bioinformatics. The closing date is 31st May 2013 and informal inquiries to Colin.Semple@igmm.ed.ac.uk are welcome. Candidates should apply via the University of Edinburgh jobs site quoting vacancy reference number 013670: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk
A position as a scientific programmer / bioinformatics specialist is available in Iddo Friedberg’s lab in the Department of Microbiology at Miami University. The postholder will be working primarily on problems in microbial genome evolution, including development and implementation of a multi-genome database.
Required qualifications: BS or BA in Computer Science, bioinformatics, or a related discipline; demonstrated programming experience, particularly in Python and SQL databases; demonstrated web programming experience; knowledge of Linux/Unix; excellent spoken and written communication and documentation skills.
Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D) or equivalent in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology or a related discipline; experience in development of bioinformatic algorithms; knowledge of R programming; experience in development of or contribution to open source projects; experience in collaborative software development such as the use of version control software, writing and following software specifications, participation in code review; knowledge of basic molecular biology; experience with genomic browser programming, such as GMOD or equivalent.
Candidates should send a CV or resume as a PDF and have three letters of reference sent separately to Dr. Iddo Friedberg at Friedberg.firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
University of Oklahoma’s Molecular Anthropology Laboratories are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with previous bioinformatics training and an emphasis in metagenomics and analysis of next-generation DNA sequencing data (HiSeq/MiSeq preferred). Proficiency with programming languages “R” and either Perl or Python is expected.
The earliest start date is July 1, 2013. Salary will be 60,000 plus fringe. To apply, email resumes or CVs to Cecil M. Lewis, email@example.com, with “Post-doctoral Fellow (bioinformatics emphasis) – Research Associate” in the subject line.
A postdoctoral position is available in the Streisfeld lab at the University of Oregon as part of a NSF-funded project to identify the ecological genomic changes that drive the early stages of species formation in Mimulus. The project will involve greenhouse, field, and laboratory components that include high-throughput SNP genotyping, next generation sequencing, QTL mapping, and field estimates of divergent
selection. The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the project, from data collection to publication, and will be actively encouraged to
pursue side projects of his/her own interest.
A PhD in evolutionary genetics or a related field is required. Experience with next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics analysis is preferred. The ideal candidate will be independent, highly motivated, productive, and able to work effectively in a team with members from a
variety of diverse backgrounds. The candidate will have an excellent understanding of experimental design and a proven publication record.
To apply for this position, send a statement of research interests, publications, CV, and letters from three references to Matt Streisfeld via firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or c/o Postdoctoral Search # 13120, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289.
The position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on research progress. Although the position is available immediately, the start date can be flexible based on the needs of the candidate. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials
by May 20, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
The Tishkoff lab at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking candidates for postdoctoral positions. The lab is integrating genomic, transcriptomic, metagenomic, metabolomic, and epigenomic datasets generated from a large sample of ethnically diverse Africans. Analysis of these data includes using an evolutionary and systems biology approach towards understanding the genetic architecture of a number of adaptive traits for which we have detailed phenotype data.
The group is also interested in inferring the demographic history of African populations and testing models of human
evolutionary history using genome-wide data. Candidates will have an opportunity to develop creative, independent projects, and novel statistical methodology.
Candidates with strong molecular genetics or statistical/computational genetics background are encouraged to apply. Expertise with at least three of the following is required: population genetics theory, computer programming (Ruby/PERL/Python/C++), statistical environments (R/MATLAB/Julia), and/or quantitative analyses of complex traits. Experience with
large genome-scale datasets e.g. microarray or next-generation sequencing experiments is a plus. Candidates working with non-human or model organisms who want to obtain experience working with human data are encouraged to apply. Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidates should send a CV, a statement of interest, and contact information for three references via e-mail to Dr. Sarah Tishkoff (email@example.com). The starting dates of positions are flexible.
University of Barcelona’s group on the field of Functional Evo-Devo and Genomics on Chordates is looking for candidates to apply for the recently open calls for intra-European (IEF) and international incoming (IEF) Marie-Curie and EMBO post-doc Fellowships.
Candidates need to have a highly competitive CV to compete for the fellowship. Experience in molecular genetics, transgenesis and developmental biology, and (or) background in bioinformatics, and comparative genomics will be positively considered.
The main research interest of the group is to understand the impact of gene losses on the evolutionary diversification of mechanisms of development in chordates at the population level. The work focuses on comparative approaches between vertebrates (zebrafish), urochordates and cephalochordates. The main subject of study is Oikopleura dioica, a new emergent urochordate model within our own phylum, with the smallest metazoan genome size known so far, and with an outstanding amount of gene losses (Denoeud et al., Science, 2010).
Interested candidates should send an email to Cristian Cañestro (firstname.lastname@example.org), including a brief letter of interest and a CV in one single PDF file.