The Niederhuth Lab is part of a recently awarded NSF grant (Award #2029959), “RESEARCH-PGR: Genomics and Epigenomics of Subgenome Dominance in Hybrids and Allopolyploids”. This work will examine the changes that occur to the epigenome during plant hybridization, using strawberries as a model. The hired research associate will be expected to manage and conduct both wetlab and drylab work as it relates to the funded project. Specifically they will be involved in experimental design, the growing and treatment of strawberry plants, and the collection of samples. They will be expected to isolate nucleic acids and construct high-throughput sequencing libraries, such as ATAC-seq and MethylC-seq libraries. They will be responsible for analysis of data and the writing and presentation of results in both peer-reviewed publications and poster or oral presentations. They will also take part in Broader Impacts activities, which are to include the mentoring of undergraduate trainees in the lab.
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Doctorate -Plant Biology, Genetics, Genomics, or re
Experience in molecular biology techniques, specifically isolation and handling of nucleic acids. Prior experience in analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. A demonstrated publication record.
Experience in the construction of high-throughput sequencing libraries. Experience with Unix/Linus and working on remote servers. Ability to program in at least one computer language, preferably R and/or Python.
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