Job: U_Hawaii.Technician.QuantitativeGeneticsBioinformaticsMolecularBiology

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Aloha! The USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center (Geib
Lab) and University of Hawaii Manoa (Rubinoff Lab) have funding for
entry level technician positions in the area of population
The research project is focused on utilizing genomic approaches for
improving detection and identification of pest Tephritid fruit flies.
Most of the work involves analyzing populations of Tephritid fruit fly
species using genome-wide analysis techniques towards marker discovery
and developing assays for determination of source populations. The
duties are largely split between computational biology/bioinformatics
and wet lab molecular biology/genetics.  For computational components,
it will largely consist of analysis of NGS data, focusing on population
biology, linkage mapping/QTL, genome assembly, annotation, and analysis.
There are also opportunities to develop novel software and algorithms.
Minimum requirements:
-BS in biology, genetics, computer science, or related field -Background
in genetics/genomics and knowledge of linux/unix, scripting, etc.
-Experience with wet laboratory protocols such as PCR and nucleic acid
extraction Preferred requirements:
-MS in biology, genetics, computer science, or related field -Completion
of coursework in computer science -Experience with NGS library
preparation and molecular approaches -Experience with molecular cloning,
injection-based RNAi and/or targeted genome editing techniques -
Experience with insect husbandry and performing directed mating crosses
in tephritids We have advanced computing resources in house, automated
laboratory instrumentation, and a very active research program.  Based
on the qualifications and interest of the applicant, they may be
assigned only computational tasks, only molecular biology tasks, or a
mixture of both.
Salary is ~$35,000/yr, hired through University of Hawaii Manoa, and the
job will be stationed at the USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural
Research Center in Hilo, HI (on the Big Island of Hawaii). Funding is
secured for 1 year, with a second year of funding currently pending. If
interested, please contact Dr. Scott Geib at and
submit CV and contact for at least 3 references.



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