Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Fungal Genomics at Massey University, New Zealand

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We are looking for a motivated and productive postdoctoral fellow to explore fungal genome evolution, including lateral gene transfer, using comparative genome data and novel computational analysis. The successful candidate will have scope to drive his/her own research program within the bounds of the group’s larger research agenda, but will also engage with ongoing collaborative research projects. This computational position requires solid quantitative skills in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics, preferably including some (basic) background in scripting or programming. Training in fungal biology and genetics can be provided as needed, and candidates from non-standard research backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications A PhD in bioinformatics, or computational biology or otherwise applicable field (interpreted broadly) Experience Minimum Qualifications: -Able to conduct independent cutting-edge research -Proven research experience, including some evidence of a publication record -Strong quantitative skills, including some background in (basic) scripting Preferred Qualifications: -Candidates with a background in applied mathematics/physics/computer science are especially encouraged to apply -Candidates will ideally be conversant in at least one programming language -Additional bioinformatic, computational and/or statistical experience would be an advantage

Deadline: 15 January 2012

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