Berkeley Lab's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has an opening for a Bioinformaticist Project Scientist. Under general supervision of the principal investigator, you will perform research relevant to the missions of the Plant Functional Genomics program. You will work as part of a team including biologists, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists using comparative and functional genomics to discover how plant genomes function and evolve; how pan-genomes evolve and how they can be used to accelerate plant breeding; evolution and regulation of polyploid genomes; and the role of epigenetics in mediating genome regulation and evolution. There will also be opportunities to explore and develop new areas of interest and work with a large number of diverse collaborators.
What You Will Do:
·Use comparative genomics to understand plant genome evolution and regulation.
·Compare genomes from many individuals of the same species to define the pan-genome.
·Perform comparative analysis across entire genomes/transcriptomes to identify putative genetic differences responsible for phenotypic variation.
·Develop methods to improve data analysis.
·Interact with collaborators, JGI staff, management, and sponsors at other national laboratories and assist other scientists in analyzing genome/transcriptome data.
·Summarize research results and publish in peer review journals; contribute to scientific research papers and reports.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
·Provide general bioinformatic support to the plant functional genomics program.
·Assist with funding applications and proposals as needed.
·Mentor and train undergraduates, graduate students, technical staff and other group members as necessary.
What is Required:
·Ph.D. or equivalent experience in genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology or related field.
·Demonstrated experience with Python, PERL or similar programming languages.
·Ability to document and summarize research results for presentation and publications with a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
·Strong analytical and organizational skills.
·Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
·Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
·Proficient computer skills, including experience using UNIX/Linux, Mac and/or PC operating systems.
·A commitment to and demonstrated ability to perform collaborative research in a team environment.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
·Some background in grass biology is highly desirable.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
·This is a full time, 1 year term appointment with the possibility of extension based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
·Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
·Salary is commensurate with experience.
·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.
·Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) — 2800 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA. (note that JGI will move to the LBL main campus in Berkeley during the summer of 2019)
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