Postdoctoral Fellow

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Job Location
309 E. Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766
Job Description

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Western University of Health Sciences to study canine tick-borne disease diagnostics using next-generation sequencing in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.  This position will be expected to conduct analytical and experimental research in the area of computational biology/bioinformatics, with emphasis in data analysis of next-generation sequencing.  The project is led by Dr. Pedro Diniz and Dr. Brian Oakley, funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.


Required qualifications and values

  • Demonstrated experience with the analysis of large-scale next-generation sequencing data.
  • Proven familiarity with Linux computing environment and the statistical software R.
  • Prior experience working in a high performance computing environment.
  • Ability to work within time and budgetary constraints, solving scientific problems, and achieving team goals and milestones.
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective oral and written communication of research results and their implications to a variety of audiences such as scientists and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate the following values: Excellence – be the best you can be; Imagination – challenge conventional thinking and pursue novel, ground-breaking ideas; Integrity – act fairly, ethically and respectfully; Courage – take initiative, be adventurous, creative and bold; Teamwork – collaborate openly and inclusively; Equity and Diversity - embrace equity, diversity and reconciliation.


Education: Ph.D. in bioinformatics, microbiology, microbial ecology, computational biology, infectious disease ecology, statistics or other related discipline.

Experience: a minimum of 2 years of experience in a related field and a record of relevant publications in high-impact journals. 

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