Job Position: 
Postdoctoral and Professional
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Quantitative Biology / Bioinformatics POSITION DESCRIPTION:The Brosi and Read Labs at Emory University are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to work onbioinformatic topics related to DNA metabarcoding / amplicon-based metagenomics. The post-doc willspecifically work on a project aiming to improve the quantitative reliability of DNA metabarcoding ofpollen. The project has strong potential for application to other systems (e.g. microbial systems).We will consider candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, including bioinformatics, biologists withstrong quantitative / computational training, as well as applicants from quantitative / computationalfields (statistics, applied math, physics, computer science) with strong grounding in biology.The post-doc will be housed in Berry Brosi’s lab at Emory but will be co-advised by Tim Read and willhave extensive opportunities to interact with the Read lab, as well as other groups at Emory and otherinstitutions.The position is available immediately, and we will give preference to applications received before 1-May-2018. While we prefer candidates who are able to begin the position as soon as possible, we have somepotential flexibility in start date. The position has an initial duration of one year with the possibility ofextending up to three years. The minimum salary for the position is US $48,000 and includes full benefits.QUALIFICATIONS:REQUIREMENTS:- Ph.D. in a field including bioinformatics; biology with a quantitative or computational focus; orstatistics or another quantitative or computational discipline (e.g. physics, applied mathematics, orcomputer science) with a biological focus- strong quantitative and programming skills- strong publication track record- excellent writing skills- able to work collaboratively in a positive and productive team settingPREFERRED SKILLS (not required):- experience with using, modifying, and/or developing bioinformatics pipelines for high-throughputsequencing data, particularly amplicon-based- experience with statistical techniques for phylogenetic imputation- experience with matching / assignment optimization algorithms- some basic wet-lab molecular biology skills- interest in and experience with grant writingAPPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:Please apply on Interfolio: To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV,and 1-3 representative publications on Interfolio (please do not email these materials). Get in touch withPI Berry Brosi, bbrosi [at] emory (dot) edu if you have any questions regarding the position. While thedeadline of the position is set to 22 May, please apply by 1 May 2018 for fullest consideration.

Contact Name: 
Professor Berry Brosi
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Job Location: 
Emory University