A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota to study aspects of transcript modifications resulting from alternative splicing. The primary focus of this project is to investigate the regulation of muscle development via alternative splicing in the turkey transcriptome using both bioinformatics and functional genomics.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 90% - Provide computational support to research that uses next generation sequencing technologies through: Analysis, programming, testing, and implementation of new and existing bioinformatic applications as required for projects. Troubleshooting computational related challenges. Communicating data analyses issues, techniques and results. Participation in the preparation, submission and revision of manuscripts. Disseminating results by presentation and publication in peer-reviewed journals.
10% - Continued professional development through: Development of expanded scientific collaborations and relationships. Participation in relevant campus activities, professional societies and organizations. Attendance and presentation at conferences
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Animal Genetics or Genomics, Bioinformatics, BioStatistics, or related discipline. Demonstrated experience with computer languages and scientific programming or equivalent education and experience. Familiarity with the UNIX/Linux environment. Familiarity with common high throughput sequencing data, analysis strategies and software tools. Flexible and professional attitude towards working hours expected.
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