Berkeley Lab's (LBNL) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Division has an opening
for a Environmental Microbiome Postdoctoral Scholar.
You will work in Berkeley Lab's JGI Division in the New Lineages of Life Team
which is part of the Microbial Program at the JGI. You will lead research
efforts toward the discovery of novel microbial eukaryotes and analyze their
genomes to reveal mechanisms that may impact microbiome structure and function
in terrestrial ecosystems.
What You Will Do:
Comparative genomic analysis of large-scale biological sequence data
sets using single cell genomics, transcriptomics, and metagenomics.
Assembly, annotation, and analysis of genomes of microeukaryotes.
Phylogenomics of microeukaryotes.
Publish in peer review journals; contribute to scientific research
papers and reports.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Applying machine learning, pattern recognition, and other innovative
approaches to enable exciting discoveries across large data sets.
Work in a high-performance computing environment.
Attend and present at key scientific meetings and workshops.
What is Required:
Recent Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biology, Microbiology, Life Sciences, or
a related field.
Python and/or R in a Unix environment.
Expertise in any of the following: comparative genomic analyses of
large-scale biological sequence data sets, metagenomics and
transcriptomics, phylogenomics, and best practices with (meta)genomic
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills,
Excellent oral and written communication skills to present findings at
group meetings and conferences, and to publish results.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
Strong research interest in Microbial Eukaryotes.
Experience with Jupyter notebooks or similar.
Experience in assembly, annotation, phylogenomics, and/or analysis of
genomes of microeukaryotes.
Workflow management with snakemake or nextflow.
Experience with database structure and management.
Experience applying machine learning, pattern recognition, or modeling
to scientific problems.
This is a full-time 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the
possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing
availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position has the potential to be 100% remote.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will
be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities
and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not
automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and
Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different
backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1
Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA or can be remote.
Learn About Us:
JGI & Berkeley Lab: A View to Fuel Innovative Science in the Public Interest
They say it's all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the
San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class multidisciplinary science
within a diverse and respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90
years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought
physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley
above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific
challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained
and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified
by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) addresses
the most pressing energy and environmental challenges using integrative genome
science approaches. JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art
Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy
Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and
environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of
researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of our next ground-
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges
by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new
materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931,
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