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Post Doctoral Fellow, Bioinformatics

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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Closing Date:


Type of Position:

Engineering, Science, Agriculture


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

No


Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process and require reasonable accommodations, please contact the Division's Office of Inclusion, Access, and Compliance at bbatiste@uada.edu.

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or 479-502-9820.


Department:

Bioinformatics


Department's Website:


Summary of Job Duties:

Conduct bioinformatics and computational biology research with a focus on genomics and next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis. Develop and apply computational methods and algorithms in molecular biology, genetics, and related fields. Collaborate with researchers across departments to integrate computational techniques with experimental biology. Analyze large-scale datasets and interpret results to contribute to scientific publications and presentations.


Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • At least two first-author publications in reputable journals in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology.
  • Proficiency in Python, R, shell scripting, and experience working with Linux systems and workstations.
  • Strong knowledge of molecular biology and genetics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in animal sciences and agricultural systems.
  • Expertise in machine learning, deep learning, and algorithm development.
  • Solid background in mathematics and statistics.


Additional Information:


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae, Listing of Publications, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)


Optional Documents:


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Recruitment Contact Information:

Aranyak Goswami
Assistant Professor
garanyak@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

No Background Check Required

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Talking


Frequent Physical Activity:

N/A


Occasional Physical Activity:

N/A


Benefits Eligible:

Yes