Summary of Position: The Greenham Lab in the Plant and Microbial Biology Department at the University of Minnesota (USA) has an open position for a postdoctoral associate with a background in plant biology and/or computer science with a strong record of programming and data management skills. Candidates with experience analyzing next-generation sequencing data, performing network analysis, and utilizing computational modeling approaches on genomic datasets are preferred. Ideal candidates will be able to work well in a team environment, be highly motivated to publish and acquire new skills.
The project involves applying network modeling approaches to predict temporal gene expression patterns associated with abiotic stress tolerance traits in Brassica rapa and Brassica napus. This work is supported by a Joint Genome Institute Community Science Program sequencing grant.
Essential and Other Functions: 80% Research • Analysis of RNAseq and metabolomics datasets. • Applying machine learning related approaches to develop predictive models of temporal transcriptome dynamics. • Molecular cloning and genome editing. • Collaboration across labs and University departments. • Write manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals and contribute to project reports
10% Lab Digital Data Maintenance • Manage datasets generated during project. • Develop open-source platforms for data accessibility.
10% Mentor and supervise undergraduate/graduate student researchers • Provide support and guidance for undergraduate and graduate students working on the project.
Essential Qualifications Ph.D. in a biology- or computer science-related field. Proficient in at least one high-level programming language with demonstrated experience analyzing next-generation sequencing data.
Preferred Qualifications: • Proven track record of first author publications and research experience • Someone who is organized and enjoys working in a team • Someone who is creative and self-motivated in their project • Strong oral and written skills
Internal Number: 328623
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