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JOB DESCRIPTION: Working under the supervision of Dr Timothy Read, the appointee will primarily perform bioinformatic analysis of bacterial genomics and metagenomics data. Some laboratory work is possible if the applicant is interested in pursuing the opportunity but this is not required. Basic job duties include: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Would also consider a MS Bioinformatics with experience in infectious diseases genomics. Expected to have experience with R/Python and knowledge of Bioinformatics software. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
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