Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioinformatics

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
according to departmental policy
December 02 2016
Job Type

The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) is an Army-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The ICB is a uniquely interdisciplinary research alliance led by the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology and partners from the Army and industry.

ICB research is driven by more than 50 premier faculty working together with graduate students project scientist, specialists, and professional researchers as interdisciplinary teams of biologists, chemists, physicists, psychologists, physicians, social scientists, and engineers. These teams develop biologically inspired, revolutionary technological innovations in systems and synthetic biology, materials science and engineering, biotechnology tools and cognitive neuroscience.

The ICB is actively seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct research on bioinformatics and synthetic biology projects, primarily focused on studies of the microbiome and bacteriophages, under the mentorship of Dr. Irene Chen.

Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are intended to provide a full-time training program of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of a faculty member.

The appointee will engage in one or more of the following: analysis of sequencing data from complex microbial systems, including analysis of the phage fraction, phage display selection, and interdisciplinary research.

The postdoctoral scholar will assist with mentoring graduate students, junior researchers, and undergraduate students who will also work on the project.

Appointees to this series must possess a doctorate or its equivalent at the time of initial appointment, and PhD must be conferred within the last 5 years. Additional qualifications include" PhD with emphasis in Biophysics, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and or related research, and previous research experience in applicable or relevant field.

Initial appointment will be made for one year. Reappointments are made based on continuation of funding and performance.

The committee will begin reviewing applications by 12/3/16, following the initial application deadline of 12/2/16. Applications received after this date will be reviewed every 2 to 3 weeks. Recruitment for this position will end on 1/13/17. We anticipate the position to begin on 1/26/17 or later.

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Equal Opportunity

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.