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Postdoctoral or Staff Scientist Computational Biology/Bioinformatics position in the A.E. Allen Lab in San Diego

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The A.E. Allen Lab conducts research at the intersection biological and microbial oceanography and functional genomics. We are a joint lab group between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego and the Environmental and Microbial Genomics department at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). We are motivated by basic research questions related to the role of microbes in marine ecosystems and combine laboratory and field studies to investigate the ecology, evolution and biogeochemistry of phytoplankton and other microbes.

Current projects in our lab include functional genomics and systems biology approaches aimed at characterization of cellular and genome-scale processes that facilitate adaptation to physiological stress and regulate nutrient biogeochemistry. Our lab also commonly uses field-based ecological genomics approaches to examine biogeochemically relevant cellular features that influence the distribution and occurrence of major phytoplankton groups.

An overall theme within our group is exploration of links between molecular evolution, cellular metabolism, and ecosystem biogeochemistry. Individuals having background and interests in microbial genomics and related fields, computational biology, or microbial ecology and evolution are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline plus a strong background in programming (Python, Perl, Ruby, R, C/C++, Unix). Candidates will also have experience in computational genomics (protein and DNA sequence analysis).

San Diego is a great place to live and work. Depending on level of experience, appointment could be at the post-doc or staff scientist level. If you have interest in a multi-year position in computational biology and bioinformatics, please send an inquiry and copy of your CV to Andy Allen: aallen@jcvi.org

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