Junior Researcher - Genomics and Bioinformatics

Jan 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106720

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences consists of 36 faculty who have a diversity of research and teaching interests. Included among our faculty are 11 clinical faculty, affording students the opportunity to participate in research projects with a direct clinical correlation to veterinary and/or human medicine. Our research faculty is housed in a new biomedical Research Building with 104,000 gross sq. ft. New, state-of-the-art research facilities are available to the research faculty in the department. Included in the new Research Building is a transgenic mouse facility, permitting the opportunity for graduate students to participate in research projects related to mouse and animal genomics. A number of graduate programs are available to students interested in working with faculty in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences. The Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program in CVM consists of several different "tracks", allowing students to focus their research in the areas of cell biology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, pathology, and population medicine. Other graduate programs with which departmental faculty is affiliated include programs in immunology, physiology, and functional genomics.

Essential Job Duties: The Peng Lab uses systems approaches to better understand pathogen-host-microbiome interactions and microbial pathogenesis. The goal is to uncover underlying molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and to identify targets of intervention as well as biomarkers for clinical applications. We focus on computational analysis of high-throughput omics data combined with experimental validation. The Lab is housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Research Building located at the NC State Biomedical Centennial Campus, and is part of NC State Bioinformatics Research Center. The incumbent of this junior research position will assist and support other researchers in the Lab. The successful candidate will learn to support: 1) maintaining animal and human cell lines, 2) performing in vitro infections with human and animal pathogens, 3) conducting DNA and RNA sequencing experiments for samples from cell culture, animal model and human clinical samples, and 4) basic experimental data organization and analysis. The candidate will learn to understand the rationale for the researches, and learn to assist the development of research projects and hypotheses, the organization and interpretation of experimental data and results. This position will be a good fit for those individuals who are actively preparing for graduate studies in related areas like Genomics/Bioinformatics and are particularly interested in the applications in infectious disease areas. This position is Time-Limited but may be extending if the need exists.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Relevant baccalaureate degree. One year of biomedical research experiences. Excellent communication, teamwork and collaborative effort.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Relevant research experiences especially in areas like infectious diseases, immunology, genomics, bioinformatics; knowledge and experience with high-throughput sequencing technologies; knowledge and experience with biosafety level 3 requirements.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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