Sponsor: Rubicon Genomics
Recording Date: 2/19/2014
Recording Time: 1 hour
A postdoctoral position is available to work on Plasmodium vivax population genomics with David Serre (http://www.lerner.ccf.org/gmi/serre/) in the Genome Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.
P. vivax is the main cause of malaria outside Africa but little is known about its biology since the parasite cannot be easily propagated in vitro. In the frame of a NIH-funded project, we are sequencing parasite genomes from blood samples of infected Cambodian patients to better characterize the genetic diversity and organization of the P. vivax population and identify genetic loci underlying resistance to antimalarial drugs. Possibilities also exist for a successful candidate to develop new projects related to the overall goals of this research.
An ideal candidate would have prior experience with next-generation sequencing data, strong quantitative, computational and programming skills, and a record of published work in population genetics. Applicant should hold a Ph.D. in Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Statistics or a related field, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The position is available immediately.
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