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Postdoctoral Fellow
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JG-Joint Genome Institute
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88512 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar. You will work as part of the Fungal and Algal Program in the Joint Genome Institute division investigating genomes and multi-omics of fungi and algae, both represent promising targets for sustainable bioenergy. The key to algae’s potential as a renewable energy source involves the increase of algal biomass production. Fungi are critical for both the growth of plants and plant biomass decomposition and encode collections of enzymes and pathways to use for bioenergy applications. You will collect and analyze genomics, metabolomics, and other ‘omics’ data to model biological processes in these organisms. You will develop and use new approaches and tools for machine learning, metabolic reconstruction, and gene network analysis. 

 

What You Will Do:

  • Assemble, annotate and analyze genomes of fungi and algae using JGI annotation pipelines and comparative genomics tools.

  • Use advanced cheminformatic and bioinformatic approaches to analyze and integrate the metabolomics results with other omics datasets.

  • Develop and apply innovative computational and mass spectrometry-based metabolite profiling approaches to characterize algal or fungal metabolism including novel secondary metabolites and their pathways.

  • Publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, release data onto public data repositories, and present findings at seminars and conferences.

  • Collaborate with other members of the program project research team both onsite/offsite team at Berkeley Lab.

  • Develop Unix-based scripts for data analysis; analyze data using both high-performance computing and web-based genome portals.

 

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Assist with preparing grant applications.

 

What Is Required:

  • Ph.D. within the last three years in Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics, or related field.

  • Experience with genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics or related analytical approaches

  • Strong cheminformatic/bioinformatics training.

  • Robust understanding of organismal biology, metabolic processes, and gene networks.

  • Programing experience (python/perl) and familiarity with database systems (MySQL).

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with technical and scientific staff.

  • Proven ability to perform independent research and organize data for publications and presentations.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills to present findings at group meetings and conferences, and to publish results.

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Specific experience in algal or fungal characterization.

  • Strong background in LC/MS/MS.

  • Strong publication record.

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

 

Notes: 

  • 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 Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) — Bldg. 978, 5885 Hollis St., 4th floor, Emeryville, CA.

 

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

 

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