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Computational Biologist Postdoctoral Fellow - Plant Functional Genomics

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Berkeley Lab’s Joint Genome Institute Division has an opening for a Computational Biologist Postdoctoral Fellow. Under general supervision of the principal investigator, perform research relevant to the missions of the Plant Functional Genomics program.  Work as part of a team including biologists, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists to develop and utilize tools to study pan-genomes, polyploid genomes, gene regulation and epigenetics at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (https://jgi.doe.gov/our-science/scientists-jgi/plant-functional-genomics/).  

What You Will Do:

  • Use comparative genomics to understand polyploid genome evolution and regulation.

  • Compare genomes from many individuals of the same species to characterize the pan-genome.

  • Perform comparative analysis across entire genomes/transcriptomes to identify putative genetic differences responsible for phenotypic variation.

  • Develop methods to improve data analysis.

  • Interface with collaborators, JGI staff, management, and sponsors at other national laboratories and assist other scientists in analyzing genome/transcriptome data.

  • Summarize research results and publish in peer review journals; contribute to scientific research papers and reports.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Provide general bioinformatic support to the plant functional genomics program.

  • Assist with funding applications and proposals as needed.

  • Mentor and train undergraduates, graduate students, technical staff and other group members as necessary.

What is Required:

  • PhD in Biology or related field and experience in bioinformatics and molecular biology.

  • Expertise in genomics (e.g. genome sequencing and assembly, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics).

  • Demonstrated experience with Python, PERL or similar programming languages.

  • Ability to document and summarize research results for presentation and publications with a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.

  • Proficient computer skills, including experience using UNIX/Linux, Mac and/or PC operating systems.

  • A commitment to and demonstrated ability to perform collaborative research in a team environment.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Some background in grass biology is highly desirable.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

  • This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) — 2800 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA.

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