Summary of Position: A postdoc position is available in the Springer lab group to study the sources of regulatory novelty in maize. A combination of genomics and molecular genetics will be used to study variation in gene expression responses in maize inbreds. The individual will be responsible for data generation, analyses and manuscript preparation.
Essential and Other Functions: 20% Data generation Growth of biological materials, sampling and extraction of nucleic acids and preparation of sequence libraries for analysis of sequence or transcriptome variation.
60% Data analysis Bioinformatic analyses to study genomic properties in relation to variation for gene expression or chromatin patterns.
20% Preparation of manuscripts and presentations Generation of figures and text for manuscript and presentations will be an essential part of this position.
Essential Qualifications PhD in biological sciences or computer science fields and bioinformatics experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience in plant genomics or genetics and experience in analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. Preferred candidates will have programming experience in python or perl and in R. Evidence of research productivity from publications and presentations is expected. Strong candidates will also have strong written and oral communication skills.
Internal Number: 332463
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