Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
A full-time Bioinformatics Analyst position is available at Emory University and the Yerkes National Primate Center in the Division of Microbiology and Immunology in Atlanta. The position will be part of a funded project to analyze B and T cell single-RNA-Seq data including T cell and B cell antigen-receptor sequences. Additionally, the position will involve the study of several immune cellular subsets in HIV and SIV infection using RNA-Seq.
The position will entail analyzing:
• single-cell RNA-Seq data
• RNA-Seq data in models of HIV and SIV infection
• T lymphocyte and B lymphocyte repertoire sequences
• data from other Next Generation Sequencing applications
Applicants should have a background that includes strong computer science and/or bioinformatics skills and an advanced degree in computational biology, bioinformatics or a related computer science discipline. A background in Immunology, Virology or HIV-research is also an asset but not necessary.
The position will allow for successful applicants to obtain any necessary additional computational training to complete the project.
The position will also offer the opportunity to write and publish several manuscripts from this and other projects.
• Demonstrable experience writing code to solve biological problems
• R/Bioconductor proficiency highly preferred
• Experience working with RNA-SEq is a significant strength
• Programming experience in C/C++, Python, Java or PERL is a significant plus
• Excellent communication and scientific writing skills
• Motivation to turn data into manuscripts.