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Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Genomics

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Genomics

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Genomics.

Position Details LocationHattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States DivisionSchool of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences Position TypeStaff Employment StatusFull Time Grant FundedYes Posting Close DateOpen untill filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should provide a CV, letter of interest, and two reference letters.

Job Summary
The Flynt lab in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow to assist in a project that examines RNAi pathways in Marine Invertebrates. The focus of the research will be the function of endogenous small RNAs in oysters and a marine annelid with the goal of developing biotechnology to benefit fisheries. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of the project to include publications and outreach.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Carry-out bioinformatic analysis of transcriptome data.
  2. Coordinate experiments with aquaculture specialists.
  3. Perform biochemical experiments on shellfish and other invertebrates.
  4. Author literature and grant proposals.
  5. Oversee graduate student research.
  6. Support community outreach efforts.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications The applicant should have a PhD in molecular biology, and an interest in genomics. Familiarity with the Linux operating system to assemble computational pipelines is essential. The applicant should also have experience extracting and handling RNA from animal tissues.

Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesFamiliarity with the Linux operating system and assembly of computational pipelines is essential. The applicant needs experience extracting and handling RNA from animal tissues. Knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, for amplification and modification of nucleic acids is required.

Preferred Qualifications Ideally, a candidate will have expertise in the biology of RNA processing, and experience generating synthetic RNAs for RNAi experiments. Prior work with small RNA sequencing datasets is highly desirable. Likewise command of the R statistical computing language would be very beneficial.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.




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Posted: 5/10/2019
Application Due: 9/5/2019
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