Post-Doctoral Fellow, Bioinformatics

J. Craig Venter Institute
Job Location: 
La Jolla, CA

Medical, Dental, Paid Leave, Holidays, 401(k)

Job Description: 

. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) is seeking a Post-Doctoral fellow to join our team in our La Jolla California location. The Postdoc will develop computational methods and web tools for the analysis of genomic, metagenomic and transcriptomic sequence data.

Responsibilities of the Postdoc will include, but are not limited to:

• Designing and implementing new algorithms and computational methods
• Developing bioinformatics software tools and web services
• Analyzing various types of genomic sequence data
• Integrating bioinformatics workflows and pipelines under computer cluster and cloud environments
• Publishing results of scientific work in peer-reviewed journals
• Maintaining software and providing supports
• Providing bioinformatics support to collaborators


Successful candidates will hold a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or related disciplines with training and experience in genomic sequence analysis. Strong demonstrated computer programming skills with C/C++, Perl or Python is required. Candidates must have web development knowledge and experience in Apache, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, CGI and SQL. Experience in Linux, computer clusters and cloud, and high performance computing is also required.

Contact Information: 

JCVI offers an excellent working environment and a competitive benefit package. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit our website at Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/Vet/Disability

About Our Organization: 

For more than two decades Dr. J. Craig Venter and his research teams have been pioneers in genomic research. The revolution began in 1991 when at the National Institutes of Health Dr. Venter and his team developed expressed sequence tags (ESTs), a new technique to rapidly discover genes. Dr. Venter and his colleagues then started a new kind of not-for-profit research institute, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR). With the freedom to pursue any number of exciting avenues in the burgeoning field of genomics, the team decided to use their new computing and computational tools, as well as new DNA sequencing technology, to sequence the first free living organism, Haemophilus influenzae in 1995. With this advance, the floodgates of genomics were opened. TIGR went on to sequence and analyze more than 50 microbial genomes. Dr. Venter and some from his team moved into mammalian genomics and sequenced some of the most important model organisms including the fruit fly, mouse and rat. The world's attention was perhaps most keenly focused on the sequencing and analysis of one genome — the human — which was published in 2001 by Dr. Venter and his team at Celera Genomics