Post-Doct Research Associate, Department of Food Science

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Job description

Requisition Number: 17000001BA

Work with microbiologists to develop a pipeline for analysis of Campylobacter spp. whole genome sequencing data. This will involve processing of raw sequencing reads, genome assembly, submission of data to public databases, variant mapping, and phylogenetic analysis. The individual will also work with public health professionals at the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH). The role in this joint effort will be to provide data based on outputs from the pipleline, which will inform TDH investigations of campylobacteriosis within Tennessee. Additionally, the individual will assist with knowledge transfer by participating as part of a team in workshop and webinar development and delivery. There will also be opportunity for interaction with the CDC and FDA.

Skills:

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Microbiology, Food Science, or other relevant field. Proven excellence in verbal and written communication skills, including a strong scientific, peer-reviewed publication record in bioinformatics, microbiology, genetic, or other relevant field. Communicate effectively with non-computational researchers and be time-responsive.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with independent project management and with Linux command line are highly desirable. Demonstrated basic knowledge of computer scripting languages (such as Python, Perl, Bash, R, etc).

Salary: Commensurate with training and experience.

Benefits: Benefits available include group medical insurance, dental insurance, group and individual life insurance, long-term disability insurance, workers’ compensation, retirement plan with UT contribution, sick leave, annual leave, paid holidays and administrative leave days, unemployment compensation, educational discounts, and use of University Services.

How to apply

Application: The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background qualifications, research and teaching experience, and publications, 3) unofficial transcripts of all college course work, and 4) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references.

Date position is available: immediately or agreeable with candidate. Candidates are required to submit to a background investigation.

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