The Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will contribute to the integrated research land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. This is a non-tenure, 12 month position with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.
The postdoctoral associate will work on bioinformatics or computational biology, genomics, epigenetics, and gene regulatory networks to compare the responses of different crop species to both biotic and abiotic stresses. Using next generation sequencing datasets, the candidate will focus on a comparative analysis of these responses between crop species, at the level of the same single plant cell type, the root hair cell. This project presents opportunities to work in a collaborative environment with computational and molecular biologists. University of Nebraska provides a stimulating atmosphere with excellent facilities including bioinformatics facilities and colleagues for high-quality research in agricultural and plant sciences.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
PhD required in Bioinformatics, Genomics or a closely related field by time of hire.
Ability to manage large-scale sequencing data is essential.
Experience of next-generation sequencing data analysis, computational systems biology and data integration
Solid knowledge in plant genomics, evolution, gene expression/regulation and biological networks
Proven skills in programming (Linux/Unix environments) and algorithm design
Background in molecular and plant biology
Preference will be given to self-motivated candidates with evidence of publications
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work well in a team environment
Strong interest in crop improvement.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 64321
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