Bioinformaticist Project Scientist/Engineer
Bioinformaticist Project Scientist/Engineer - 84479
Department: JG-Joint Genome Institute
Berkeley Lab’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has an opening for a Bioinformaticist Project Scientist. Under general supervision of the principal investigator, you will perform research relevant to the missions of the Plant Functional Genomics program. You will work as part of a team including biologists, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists using comparative and functional genomics to discover how polyploid genomes function and evolve; how pan-genomes evolve and how they can be used to accelerate plant breeding; and the role of epigenetics in mediating genome regulation and evolution. There will also be opportunities to explore and develop new areas of interest and work with a large number of diverse collaborators.
What You Will Do:
• Use comparative genomics to understand polyploid genome evolution and regulation.
• Compare genomes from many individuals of the same species to define the pan-genome.
• Perform comparative analysis across entire genomes/transcriptomes to identify putative genetic differences responsible for phenotypic variation.
• Develop methods to improve data analysis.
• Interface with collaborators, JGI staff, management, and sponsors at other national laboratories and assist other scientists in analyzing genome/transcriptome data.
• Summarize research results and publish in peer review journals; contribute to scientific research papers and reports.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
• Provide general bioinformatic support to the plant functional genomics program.
• Assist with funding applications and proposals as needed.
• Mentor and train undergraduates, graduate students, technical staff and other group members as necessary
What is Required:
• Ph.D. or equivalent experience in genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology or related field.
• Demonstrated experience with Python, PERL or similar programming languages.
• Ability to document and summarize research results for presentation and publications with a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
• Proficient computer skills, including experience using UNIX/Linux, Mac and/or PC operating systems.
• A commitment to and demonstrated ability to perform collaborative research in a team environment.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Some background in grass biology is highly desirable.
• Postdoctoral experience.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
• This is a full time, 1 year term appointment with the possibility of extension based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• Salary is commensurate with experience.
• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
• Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) — 2800 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA.
How To Apply
Apply directly online at http://220.127.116.11/counter.php?id=121554 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.
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