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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate - Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) in Ames, Iowa

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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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: March 15, 2021

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R4378

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

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