Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate - Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) in Ames, Iowa
Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate - Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG)
Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee
Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Center for Excellence in Pig Functional Genomics at Iowa State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to functional genomics and epigenetics projects in swine through developing and testing of pipelines for the analysis of high-throughput genomics data. Primary responsibilities include consulting on producing and analyzing high-throughput genomics data generated for several funded projects using epigenetics approaches in swine, and contributing to publishing results. These USDA-AFRI-supported projects include the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) project as well as a project to test and understand the mechanisms underlying innate immune training/memory in pigs and cattle.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in bioinformatics, or a related field obtained prior to appointment date.At least 2 years of experience with Next Generation Sequencing data analysis.Knowledge of current best practices in epigenetic and transcriptomic data analysis.Proficient in UNIX command line and high performance computing.Computer programming skills with at least one language (R, Python or Perl).Documented excellence in verbal and written communication in English.
Expertise in R language and application to high-dimensional data analysis.
Experience with deploying web applications on a server.
Experience collaborating with other members of a research team.
Professional experience showing strong independent problem solving skills.
Proposed Start Date:April 5, 2021
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:April 4, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period
Time Type:Full time
Pay Grade:Post Docs
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Original Posting Date: March 15, 2021
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Job Requisition Number:R4378
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