Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Computational Genomics
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is seeking to fill a postdoctoral level position in computational plant genomics. The applicant will participate in a USDA-funded project for the bioinformatic analysis of genomic data from a number of woody ornamental species. The project will utilize deep DNA and RNA sequencing data and other genomic tools to develop new genomic resources (reference genomes and transcriptomes), identify SNP variants in sampled populations, and assess genotype to phenotype relationships for important traits. While collaborating on a number of other projects, this postdoctoral position will lead a project to bring to completion a high-quality assembly and annotation for redbud tree (Cercis canadensis), identify SNPs from next generation sequencing of individuals in a breeding population, and perform genotype to phenotype trait analysis. This work will encompass activities such as writing software pipelines for processing sequence data, performing statistical tests, using high performance Linux-based computational systems, interpreting analysis results for biological meaning, reporting to a diverse working team and writing scholarly publications. The successful applicant will be exposed to interdisciplinary, cutting edge research in the arena of plant genomics and bioinformatics and will have the opportunity to perform high-impact research, present at international academic conferences, lead publication of their research, and expand their computational and genomic skillset.
The option for entirely remote work is available, or a number of different work sites are available. Funding is available for at least one year with the option for additional years.
Internal Number: 204427
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.