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Postdoctoral Research Associate


Employer: University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)
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Posted: June 13, 2014
Expires: August 1, 2014
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Science jobs from University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL):
Postdoctoral Position in Epigenomics and Computational Biology

A postdoctoral position is available within the Beadle Center for Genetics Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to work on bioinformatic data analysis, epigenetics and methylome analysis, and systems biology in the laboratory of Sally Mackenzie. Research will focus on the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, but will also include comparative analysis in rice and possibly other crop species. The position will involve collaboration with plant molecular geneticists and cell biologists in this lab and with collaborating laboratories, and will also involve assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and developing new areas of research. Appointment is for two years with a possibility of extension.

REQUIREMENTS: - PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Biostatistics or related fields

- Proven skills in programming (Perl, R, C/C++) and experience with Linux/Unix environments

- Practical experience of high-throughput data analysis, data management, data mining/ integration.

-Practical experience of bioinformatic data analysis and skills in bioinformatic tools and databases.

- Self-motivation with excellent communication skills and an ability to work well in a team environment

PREFERENCES: - Background in molecular biology and/or genetics is preferred.

LOCALE: The UNL campus offers a stimulating and rewarding environment. Here, you will find a friendly community dedicated to learning and research, enriched by vibrant cultural and social activities. Lincoln is a wonderful place to live with its safe communities, affordable home prices, high quality of life, little traffic, and award winning schools.

APPLICATIONS: Please send a CV, three letters of reference, and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Sally Mackenzie (smackenzie2@unl.edu).

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