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Maloof lab junior specialist

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This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in plant breeding and plant genomics. General responsibilities include: Analysis of high throughput RNA and DNA sequencing data; de novo assembly of genomes from sequence data; analysis of differential expression; genome wide association studies (GWAS); system administration and maintenance; helping other researchers with computational problems; excellent record keeping; ability to learn new analysis methods; writing of research manuscripts. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

• Bachelor degree in bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, computational biology, or a related field.
• Ability to program in at least one data analysis language: R, python, perl.
• Experience with Unix/Linux command line usage.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of version control systems. Record keeping using markdown or equivalent. Experience analyzing short read sequencing data. Interest and knowledge of plant biology and plant genomes.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Description of bioinformatics experience (1 page maximum)

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Transcript

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 2 references required (contact information only)