Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Develop, plan, and perform experimental evolution projects using the Phage Assisted Continuous Evolution (PACE) system.
Conduct computational research on the role of epistasis on genotype-phenotype maps.Â
Contribute to the writing of grant applications and manuscripts. Collaborate with lab members and other laboratories as appropriate. Â
Supervise and train undergraduates and graduate students
Â Present work at scientific meetings.
Â Provide peer review of grant applications and scientific manuscripts.
Provides expertise to researchers on compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.Â
Â Provides expertise to researchers and research support staff.
Facilitates and promotes a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information.
Trains and mentors laboratory personnel.
Develops laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage, analyze and make recommendations on complex data sets for research.
Creates first drafts for scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants.
Â Performs other related work as needed.
Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology
Extensive research experience in evolutionary biology
Previous PACE systems experience
Prior experience withÂ the formulation and implementation of statistical models of the genetic determinants of transcription-factor/DNA specificity.
Familiarity and experience with high throughput sequencing systems.Â
Familiarity and experience with ancestral sequence reconstruction required.Â
Strong written and communication skills.
â‹Commitment to rigorous and reproducible research.
Extensive experience managing projects, including delivering results on deadline.
â‹Ability to develop specialized tests and procedures used to achieve results and to teach tests and procedures to lab members and other collaborators both within The University of Chicago and at other institutions.
â‹Ability to manage all aspects of the project with minimal supervision.
Ability to computationally analyze large genomic scale data sets.Â
This role is performed in a laboratory environment which requires sitting and standing for long periods.
Requires ability to work independently of periods of eight (8) hours.
Cover letter (preferred)
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