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Open postdoctoral position in computational and plant evolutionary biology

January 24, 2014 at 15:57 MST

Open postdoctoral position in computational and plant evolutionary biology

The project involves construction and analysis of plant gene families and phylogenies, particularly focusing on the large legume family, and development of a corresponding database and on-line tools for accessing and exploring gene families and associated annotations. Gene families and genes with known functions will be associated both for applied breeding purposes and to investigate selected evolutionary and domestication events.

The primary research groups are located at Iowa State University (Ames, IA) and at NCGR (Santa Fe, NM). Remote work may be considered. This is a two-year position, with possibility for extension. Salary will be at competitive federal rates (>$50k). U.S. citizenship will not be a requirement for the position.

Applicants must have received Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, plant biology, genetics, or related discipline involving significant computational experience, statistics, and genetics.

The application should be made here: http://www.orise.orau.gov/usda-ars/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=14490
and interested candidates can contact steven.cannon_at_ars.usda.gov with questions.

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