Summary of Position: Carry out research work on a major research project is the Blekhman lab, focused on understanding the mechanism and evolution of host-microbiome interaction and its implications on human health. This includes collecting and analyzing genomic data and utilizing computational and statistical techniques, to (1) understand the role of genetic and environmental factors in determining the composition of the microbiome; (2) elucidate the combined role of host genomic factors and the microbiota in susceptibility to complex diseases; and (3) understand how host-microbiome interactions evolved. The details of the specific project are flexible, and will be fleshed out with the candidate, considering their expertise and interests.
80% Data analysis and interpretation Lead role in analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing data, including human genomic data (from either whole-genome, exome, or other sequencing experiments), metagenomic shotgun and 16S rRNA sequencing data, gene expression data, and various other large-scale genomic datasets.
15% Present and publish results The results of the project will be published in major journals in the field and presented at national and international meetings. This position will be responsible for writing manuscripts describing the results and significance of the work, and presenting posters and talks in scientific meetings.
5% Related activities Data analysis for related projects and collaborations as appropriate.
Required Qualifications By the start of the appointment the candidate should hold a PhD in genetics, bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, computer science, statistics, microbiology, anthropology, or a related field. Candidates must have a strong analytical background and experience in computational analysis of large-scale biological data.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with analysis of next-generation sequence data, and proficiency with computer and statistical programming languages.
Limited to a period of three years up to five, depending on training needs. The invdividual may be immediately post-degree or returning for additional training, updating, and retooling. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry. Post-doctoral associates cannot be appointed on sponsored institutional training grants, sponsored individual fellowship or receiving additional training while also performing services for the University, for which they are compensated.
Note: These are not positions to which permanent residency can be granted for international appointees.
Internal Number: 331652
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