Bioinformatics Positions in System & Marine Genomics

University of Florida
Job Location: 
Gainesville and St Augustine, Florida, USA

all benefits will be provided

Job Description: 

Three Advanced Postdoctoral positions are available immediately for computer scientists and computational biologists to study Marine Biodiversity, Toxicogenomics, as well as Evolution of Animal Organization and Neural Functions.

Work will be multifaceted and include assembly and annotation of novel genomes from a diversity of tropical and subtropical marine organisms, as well as identification of novel biologically active compounds for the needs of biomedicine. Previous experience in genome assemblies, annotation and analysis of next generation sequencing data (e.g. shotgun genome sequencing, RNA-seq, ChiP-seq, or system biology) are preferable.

These are ideal positions for motivated, self-driven, and adventurous PhD-level scientists who would like to be integrated into interdisciplinary programs, and interact with both fundamental and clinical researchers from a location that provides excellent access to Florida’s oceans. The job includes unprecedented opportunities for World Ocean traveling including active participation in scientific expeditions to study diverse tropical marine habitats (as well as scuba diving for those interested in animal collection).


Ideal candidates should have

1) a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics/Genome or Computer Science or related field.

2) Experience in genome and/or transcriptome assembly software, and/or mathematical modeling or epigenetic analysis.

3) Strong skills in at least one programming language (Python, JAVA or C/C++, MATLAB, R, PERL), and/or large-scale data analysis.

Contact Information: 

Contact:; Prof. L.L. Moroz, Brain Institute & Genetic Institute, & Dept of Neuroscience, University of Florida.

Please provide your CV, names of three references and evidence of your experience in the field of bioinformatics and/or computational biology and/or computer sciences. Previous experience in (genomic) database development and maintenance, together with an ability to write custom scripts and/or algorithm development for informatics/visualization is a plus.

About Our Organization: 

University of Florida is one of the largest and the top research schools in the United States (4.6 billion annual budget, >75,000 employees & students). The University has several interdisciplinary research institutes such as the McKnight Brain Institute, Genetic Institute, Nano-Bio Institute, School of Marine sciences, several advanced biomedical centers and the College of Medicine as well as supercomputer facilities