Berkeley Lab's (LBNL) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Division has an opening for a Environmental Microbiome Postdoctoral Scholar.
You will work in Berkeley Lab's JGI Division in the New Lineages of Life Team which is part of the Microbial Program at the JGI. You will lead research efforts toward the discovery of novel microbial eukaryotes and analyze their genomes to reveal mechanisms that may impact microbiome structure and function in terrestrial ecosystems.
What You Will Do:
Comparative genomic analysis of large-scale biological sequence data sets using single cell genomics, transcriptomics, and metagenomics.
Assembly, annotation, and analysis of genomes of microeukaryotes.
Phylogenomics of microeukaryotes.
Publish in peer review journals; contribute to scientific research papers and reports.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Applying machine learning, pattern recognition, and other innovative approaches to enable exciting discoveries across large data sets.
Work in a high-performance computing environment.
Attend and present at key scientific meetings and workshops.
What is Required:
Recent Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biology, Microbiology, Life Sciences, or a related field.
Python and/or R in a Unix environment.
Expertise in any of the following: comparative genomic analyses of large-scale biological sequence data sets, metagenomics and transcriptomics, phylogenomics, and best practices with (meta)genomic standards.
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills,
Excellent oral and written communication skills to present findings at group meetings and conferences, and to publish results.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
Strong research interest in Microbial Eukaryotes.
Experience with Jupyter notebooks or similar.
Experience in assembly, annotation, phylogenomics, and/or analysis of genomes of microeukaryotes.
Workflow management with snakemake or nextflow.
Experience with database structure and management.
Experience applying machine learning, pattern recognition, or modeling to scientific problems.
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.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position has the potential to be 100% remote.
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.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA or can be remote.
Learn About Us:
JGI & Berkeley Lab: A View to Fuel Innovative Science in the Public Interest
They say it's all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class multidisciplinary science within a diverse and respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90 years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) addresses the most pressing energy and environmental challenges using integrative genome science approaches. JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of our next ground-breaking discoveries?
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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