Post Doctoral Fellow - Genetics and BiochemistryLocation:
Bio Research Complex 317 - Clemson, SCOpen Date:
Jun 1, 2023Description:
The Konkel laboratory is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral fellow (12 months) for a funded NSF position to pursue genomics research in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University. The position is available immediately for one year with the possibility of extension. Enthusiastic individuals with a PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) or who will soon receive a PhD and with a desire to pursue interdisciplinary, collaborative research are highly encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Miriam Konkel, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics & Biochemistry, Center for Human Genetics, 308 Bio Research Complex, 105 Collings Street, Clemson, SC 29631 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the PI Lab:
The Konkel laboratory is located on the main campus of Clemson University and affiliated with the Center for Human Genetics. The lab is also part of the Biomedical Data Science and Informatics program, which is a joint program between Clemson and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
The Konkel lab pursues interdisciplinary research across the kingdoms of life with a primary focus on human genetics. Current areas of research include transposable elements, repetitive sequences, Y chromosome biology, human genetics, and exRNA and their role in communication. More specifically, the NSF-supported scientist will study the role of exRNA within intercellular and interspecies communication, including how exRNA shapes microbiomes. We are interested in understanding the biology, function, and evolution of exRNA, transposable elements and other repetitive sequences.
You will be joining a growing team of interdisciplinary scientists at multiple career stages. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the PI and other lab members. Your research will include computational analyses with the opportunity to perform wet bench components.
Clemson University houses a genomics facility, and you will have the opportunity to receive hands on training in state-of-the-art sequencing approaches (including library design) and data analysis. The Center for Human Genetics hosts a NovaSeq and a Sequel II, to which we have access. Clemson University hosts its own high-performance compute cluster (with ~28,000 compute cores) to which you will have access. You will also have access to and personal computing resources at the Center for Human Genetics.
For more information about the Genetics & Biochemistry department or Center for Human Genetics, please visit the following websites (https://www.clemson.edu/science/academics/departments/genbio/index.html, https://scienceweb.clemson.edu/chg/).
For more information about Clemson, please visit the website http://www.clemson.edu/.Qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess a PhD (or equivalent degree) with expertise in one or more aspects of genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, computational, biology, computer science, big data science, or related fields.
· The successful candidate will co-develop approaches and software to identify and characterize exRNAs across different species (human, plant, insect), including their impact on microbiomes.
· Candidates with computational background, expertise in software development, visualization of large data sets; and/or interest in exRNA and repetitive sequences are particularly encouraged to apply.
· Excellent programming skills with multiple programming languages and computational environments (e.g., Python, R, Bash, Linux) are preferred.
· While the ideal candidate has also experience in wet-bench approaches, training will also be available on site and at the Center for Human Genetics.
· The successful applicant will be able to collaboratively design, execute, and analyze experiments related to our research objectives and be strongly encouraged to apply for extramural support.
· You will be expected to prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and will have the opportunity to present at relevant scientific conferences (with travel support).
· Individuals interested in gaining experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students are specifically encouraged to apply.
· Beyond our group, you will be encouraged to establish collaborations within the university and beyond.Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at:
Complete applications will include:
(1) Letter of application
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) An unofficial transcript
(4) Three letters of recommendationEqual Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.