The successful candidate will participate in processing and analyzing next generation sequencing data, and also characterizing the complex genome structures in the octoploid strawberry. A newly developed reference genome of octoploid strawberry is now available (unpublished). Thus, a lot of exciting advantures and discoveries are waiting for us. This large sequence and SNP genotyping data will be applied for the discovery of traits/genes associated with fruit quality, flavor, and disease resistance for developing superior strawberry cultivar. Also, the appointee is expected to work closely with other researchers and students in the strawberry breeding program, assist in the analysis of various sequencing data.