Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE (BIOINFORMATICS) , Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) , to join a multidisciplinary group studying the ecology of the marine microorganism Prochlorococcus , the most abundant photosynthetic cell on the planet. The research team uses uses integrative systems biology approaches to focu on studying this microbe from the genome level to whole ocean scales. Will assist team members by providing computational analysis of multi-omics data. Job responsibilities will include analyzing next-gen sequencing data (i.e., PacBio, Illumina, Oxford Nanopore), assembling genomes, processing RNA-seq data, creating new bioinformatics workflows, implementing improvements to existing workflows, organizing and managing archival data, summarizing acquired data, preparing material for research papers and presentations, and submitting data to repositories. Research will focus on multiple projects involving the molecular ecology of marine microorganisms. Opportunities to co-author research papers are common.
REQUIRED : a high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to a research lab; knowledge of Python or R; excellent organizational, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills; self-motivation; and ability to multitask and work with others. PREFERRED : a B.S./B.A. in biology or related science field, bioinformatics and microbial bioinformatics experience, and familiarity with high-performance compute clusters. Job #19402-4
This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension.
Internal Number: 19402
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