The University of Arizona
TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate I
DepartmentAgric & Biosystems Engr-Res (2422)
The Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Bonnie Hurwitzs research group (******************). Research in Dr. Hurwitzs group focuses on developing novel data science techniques for elucidating systems-level biology at the interface between the environment, microbes, and their hosts. In particular, the candidate will be focused on functional interactions between the gut microbiome and host-associated disease states. Applicants in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or biological sciences are encouraged to apply. The position is available immediately and can be renewed annually.
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Develop novel bioinformatics pipelines to facilitate comparative metagenomics, systems biology, and ecosystem-level analyses of host-microbe-environment interactions.
- Apply imaginative solutions to complex and interdisciplinary problems, with a dedicated interest in data science research.
- Participate in producing peer-reviewed publications.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Candidates must have a PhD or expected PhD by Summer 2017 in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, biological sciences, or a related area.
- Experience with metagenomics, genomics, systems biology and bioinformatics.
- Experience in programming and software development, especially R, Python and/or Perl.
- Be highly motivated and able to work both independently and with a collaborative team.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in the following areas: high performance computing, systems biology, statistics, and data mining.
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Job CategoryPostdoctoral Research
Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay$55,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information
Number of VacanciesOne
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until FilledYes
Review Begins On06/19/2017
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