Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Marine Genomics

Institution
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Location
Corpus Christi, Texas
Closing Date
not provided

The Marine Genomics Laboratory (MGL) at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of researchers as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Fisheries and Aquaculture Genetics. The candidate is expected to work independently and will be in charge of two currently funded projects aimed at characterizing sex determining-loci in several species of bony fish and designing a genotyping-by-thousands panel for monitoring hatchery output. In addition, the individual will contribute to research on commercial aquaculture of eastern oysters. This position involves generating RAD-seq DNA libraries, isolating and characterizing SNP-containing loci and bioinformatic processing of genomic data, and preference will be given to those with experience in genomics.

Responsibilities

  • Generate RAD-seq DNA libraries.
  • Bioinformatic processing of next-generation sequencing data and genetic association analysis.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publications in peer-reviewed, scientific journals.
  • Includes keeping current with appropriate literature.
  • Participate in writing proposals to funding sources.
  • Attend scientific meetings to disseminate research results.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Biological Sciences or related.
  • Relevant publication record.
  • Experience with management of large data sets.
  • Strong statistical and computational background.
  • Familiarity with appropriate molecular biology techniques.
  • Intermediate MS Office skills.
  • Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks.
  • Ability to work with nucleic acids and analyze molecular data.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries.
  • Experience with standard bioinformatics software, Unix/Linux, and R.

To Apply

Apply online at tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUCC_External/job/Corpus-Christi-TAMUCC/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate_R-026054.

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