Research_Assistant Jobs
 
 
 
Log-in
Username
Password
Forgot Your Password?
 
 
 
Job Seekers
Register
Post Resume
Find Jobs
Get jobs by email
 
 
Employers
Register
Post Jobs
Find Resumes
Get resumes by email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Entomology & Plant Pathology - Research
University of Tennessee in the Knoxville, Tennessee
 
 
Apply
 
Date Posted 09/21/2020
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Entomology & Plant Pathology - Research - 200000010C 



Description

 Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00


Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Computational Phylogenomics 
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is seeking to fill a postdoctoral level position in computational genomics and phylogenomics. The applicant will participate in an NSF-funded project to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships among the Dixidae, commonly known as meniscus midges.
The position will be responsible for computational aspects of the project, including building a novel open source workflow to utilize short read DNA sequencing to identify exonic regions of single copy loci, identify phylogenetically informative genes specific to the input data set (which may be of varying evolutionary divergence), and perform total evidence- and coalescence-based tree reconstructions to yield an evolutionarily predictive classification. The computational workflow will be developed for wide reuse by the phylogenomics community, including detailed online documentation, availability of a such as Docker with all software pre-installed, and development of an alternative graphical user interface (GUI) version substituting in commercial application such as Geneious and CLC Genomics Workbench for certain steps. The workflow will be initially used for the Dixidae dataset generated for the grant then tested on other publicly available phylogenic datasets. The merit of the new approach will be assessed through a detailed comparison to other phylogenic pipelines and approaches and benchmarking across computational platforms.
The position will encompass activities such as writing software pipelines for processing sequence data, performing phylogenetic reconstruction and statistical tests, interpreting analysis results for biological meaning, and writing scholarly publications. The job will also require use of high-performance computational resources for analysis and interpretation of large, complex datasets. The successful applicant will be exposed to interdisciplinary, cutting edge research in the area of phylogenomics and bioinformatics and will have the opportunity to perform high-impact research, present at international academic conferences, lead publication of their research, and expand their computational and genomic skillset.
The option for entirely remote work is available.
 



Qualifications

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, genomics and/or the life sciences.
• Proficient in a Linux operating system environment with minimal systems support
• Demonstrated experience in a programming language such as R or Python
• Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
• Ability to interact with scientists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
• Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage a variety of tasks, and shift priorities rapidly.
PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Experience in the field of computational genomics that has led to proficiency with next generation sequencing analysis.
• Experience performing phylogenetic analysis (maximum likelihood, maximum parsimony, Bayesian) and understanding of the underlying genomic, evolutionary, and statistical principles.
• Experience with deploying and/or running software on high performance computational systems
• Experience with writing scripts or software to perform data analysis in a language such as R or python
• Experience with s (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Vagrant, etc.)
• Experience with workflow development software (e.g. nextflow, snakemake, cwltool, Galaxy, Toil, taverna, etc.)
• Authorship on peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Regular full-time position with benefits
Pay Range: Based on qualifications and experience
Location: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Institute of Agriculture, AgResearch
Required documents to apply: CV, transcripts, 2 professional references (upload as one PDF or DOC file)
 


Job
  Research Professional 
Primary Location
  US-Tennessee-Knoxville 
Organization
  Entomology & Plant Path - Res 
Schedule
  Full-time 
Campus/Institute  Institute of Agriculture 
Job Posting
  Sep 8, 2020, 11:28:23 AM 



Apply
*Please mention ResearchAssistantJobs.com to employers when applying for this job*
 
 
 
DiversePhds.com
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook
Google Plus
 
About DiversePhds.com
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
 
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2010 DiversePhds.com - All Rights Reserved.