Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Researcher

Organization: 
Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis
Job Location: 
Davis CA USA
Salary: 
Commensurate with experience
Benefits: 

Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and voluntary long-term disability coverage

Job Description: 

A full-time bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, funded by a National Science Foundation-funded project to sequence a large and complex grass genome (that of Aegilops tauschii, the donor of the wheat D genome) (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1238231). As a member of a bioinformatics team, the researcher will have the opportunity to analyze large volume and diverse datasets to address specific biological questions and will be responsible for processing, analyzing, and archiving large-scale genomic data sets, assessing data quality, conducting analyses, interpreting findings, and communicating findings to others.

Available immediately until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and the benefits are covered under university’s policy (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/postdocs/benefits.html).

Requirements: 

PhD in bioinformatics, genetics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, or biostatistics; familiarity with standard bioinformatics tools and scripting languages and emerging and evolving software platforms relevant to bioinformatics and computational biology; ability to create new analytical pipelines; experience with handling large data sets; and ability to program in at least two of the following: C++, PERL, Python, R, Java.

Contact Information: 

Candidates should send a single PDF file containing (1) a cover letter summarizing research interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references to Dr. Ming-Cheng Luo (mcluo@ucdavis.edu) and Dr. Patrick McGuire (pemcguire@ucdavis.edu).

About Our Organization: 

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.