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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Baton Rouge: Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics of Honeybees

(posted 2018-06-06)


Biologist (Computational Bioinformatics)
UDSA-ARS, Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research Unit, Baton Rouge, LA

Summary: The incumbent will be assigned to the USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research Unit in Baton Rouge, LA. The incumbent will conduct bioinformatics analyses related to whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics and molecular marker development and verification in honey bees. The overarching goal of this work is to increase our understanding of the variation across different stocks of honey bees to better inform decisions for marker development as a selection tool for breeding programs. As such, the incumbent will be able to address broader questions and explore new hypotheses including identifying stock-related genomic signatures, examining differential selection pressure across stocks, and determining genetic underpinnings of traits of interest. Additional projects will likely be explored stemming from other ongoing projects, including RNAseq of susceptible or resistant bees, or other research avenues to be explored by the incumbent.

Requirements/Qualifications:
-U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship.
-A Ph.D. is required that was obtained within the last four years
-Knowledge and skills in conducting genome-wide association studies, RADseq, RNAseq is highly desirable.
-Proficiency in R statistical software and experience writing scripts for analysis of genomic data is highly desirable.

Salary
$61,218 to $79,586 per year

Open & closing dates
6/04/2018 to 12/31/2018 (or until the position is filled)

The following information is required of all applicants:
__ Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the position
__ Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)
__ A one-page abstract of Ph.D. dissertation
__ A resume of any honors or awards received; memberships in professional or honor societies; invitations to make presentations at scientific/technical meetings; scientific society office and committee assignments; presentations (other than invitations); and publications.
__ A list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons familiar with your stature, contributions, and recognition.
__ Indicate country of citizenship
__Copy of DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Only if claiming veterans preference. Visit the following web site for additional information: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp)
__SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) plus the supporting documentation required by this form (if claiming 10-point veteran's preference). Visit http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/sf.aspto obtain the form.

Applications may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the appropriate address and/or facsimile number listed below:

Mail: USDA-ARS-HBBGPRU
Attn: Michael Simone-Finstrom, Ph.D.
1157 Ben Hur Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
E-mail: Michael.simonefinstrom@ars.usda.gov

Phone: 225-767-9293; Fax: 225-766-9212

Refer to full job posting at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/501355400