Assistant Research Scientist Position in Bioinformatics

College Station, Texas
Commensurate with experience
May 17 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Assistant Research Scientist position- Bioinformatics

We seek highly qualified individuals to conduct studies focused on understanding the role of PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) pathways in mosquitoes. The candidate will work closely with laboratory personnel investigating host-pathogen interactions, specifically insect immunity to arthropod-borne viruses. These multi-disciplinary studies will include the comprehensive analysis of RNA-seq and small RNA sequencing data. In addition to expertise in NGS data analysis, Ideal candidates will have extensive experience in Drosophila genetics. The successful candidate will develop bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis of sequencing data, as well as interact with collaborators to develop grant applications, journal manuscripts and figures.

This position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Myles in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.    

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics or related field, and demonstrated experience with bioinformatic and statistical software for the analysis of sequencing data. Preferred special knowledge includes proficiency with a programming language such as Python and/or statistical analysis packages such as R, as well as linux and server maintenance.

How to apply: You may view the full announcement at  To apply you MUST complete an on-line application and follow the directions to apply for this position (R-003449) at the stated website. During the application process you will have the opportunity to attach a resume, cover letter, etc. If you have any questions regarding this position or have problems applying and/or uploading documents, please contact Mr. Robert Jensen at or 979-845-9739. This position is initially a one-year appointment with yearly extensions possible depending on progress and performance. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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