Research Scientist in Bioinformatics

Job Location
Storrs, Connecticut,
Job Description

A research scientist position in bioinformatics and computational biology is available in the Malone Laboratory of Gene Dosage and Evolution. The laboratory addresses questions of gene dosage, aneuploidy, sex chromosome evolution, and sex determination to ultimately understand the relationship between gene dose, genome balance, and phenotype.

The research scientist will take part in de novo assembly analyses of several frog species and analyze a variety of high-throughput sequencing datasets to address questions of dose, dosage compensation, and genome evolution. Proficiency with multiple scripting languages, high-throughput sequencing analysis, and tools for computational, comparative, and evolutionary genomic analysis are required. Excellent communication skills are necessary.

The environment for genomic research at the University of Connecticut is vibrant, including the Institute of Systems Genomics, University of Connecticut Health Center, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, and Center for Genome Innovation. These research institutions are bolstered by a 1.5+ billion dollar investment in STEM by the state of Connecticut that will create major advances in genomics and personalized medicine. The Malone laboratory interacts closely with these centers and resources, creating exciting new avenues for answering questions in genome biology. Candidates should expect to engage with the local genome analysis community, develop and pursue their own research ideas, and receive mentoring and guidance from the PI.

Applicants should send a single PDF file that contains a cover letter describing your research interests and experience (maximum 2 pages), C.V., and contact information for three references to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin 30 September and continue until the position is filled. Start period: January 2015.

Candidates interested in a postdoctoral position are also encouraged to apply and informal inquires from candidates with other backgrounds in genomics and evolutionary biology are welcome.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer

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