Qualifications • Doctoral degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, (bio)statistics, computer science, food/agriculture or a similar field. Strong programming (Python, R, Perl, C++, etc.), NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) background, and statistical programming software (SAS, MATLAB, etc.) are required. • Previous experiences in computational genomics (whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, etc.) and operating NGS system is desirable. • Must possess strong motivation, critical thinking ability and strong written and communication skills.
• Must exhibit strong work ethic, initiative, management skill, and strong self-motivation and responsibility, with the ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. • Experience of strong wet-lab research (molecular biology, microbiology, bacteriophage and/or virus research, etc.). • Candidate must be independently willing to perform research projects and collaborations with diversity in DSU.
Responsibilities Responsibilities includes, but are not limited to: • To lead bioinformatics projects, develop bioinformatics pipelines for whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics (genome sequencing, genome assembly, syntenic alignments, gene annotation, and comparative genomic analyses). • To develop training and service programs for the DNA sequencing core. • To conduct wet lab experiments with technologies commonly used in molecular labs (ex. PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA/RNA prep, cultivation, etc.), sequencing library preps, etc.
• To prepare project proposals and manuscripts. • Training/supervising students and project participants. • Operating and managing NGS system and core equipment • To assist the PI in developing a DNA core.
Appointment: 12 months (Negotiable); Commencing as soon as possible
Application deadline by Dec 31, 2020