Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Department of Conservation Genetics based in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking two post-doctoral researchers with interest/expertise in the generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data of lemurs, tortoises, and other taxa from Madagascar.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The successful applicant will be proficient in the construction genomic libraries and in solution hybridization methodologies for high throughput sequencing as well as all relevant analysis of large datasets, and manage next-generation sequence workflows.
The researchers will be responsible for development, implementation, and support of software applications related to variant detection and interpretation from high-throughput experiments involving multiple species of lemurs, tortoises, and taxa from Madagascar.
Assembly of whole genomes is in-progress, but will likely require additional analysis pertinent to specific research projects. Interested candidates should be highly motivated, organized, independent, and have extensive experience with molecular genomics and bioinformatics, and be able to efficiently write and revise manuscripts. Data on a variety from a variety of species has already been generated, thus candidates will be able to quickly start analysis and manuscript preparation.
Travel to Madagascar to support the field programs of Omaha Zoo and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership is required for a minimum of five week intervals twice a year.