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Class III - Student Research Review Specialist - 305
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Job ID 6172
Employer Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Category Research
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

The plant computational genomics research group in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is working on the assembly and annotation of next-generation sequence data from a variety of conifer species.  These species represent some the largest genomes sequenced to date.

This position will offer the opportunity to perform a variety of bioinformatics analysis with genomic and transcriptomic data.  Research students have the opportunity to learn bioinformatics, work on high performance computing clusters, and analyze the latest in next generation sequencing technologies.  

We are addressing questions related to the impact of climate change on natural forest tree populations.  We are also examining variation in large populations, applying marker-assisted breeding, and understanding plant-pathogen interactions. 

Students in research positions are fully integrated into the lab and will collaborate with other undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.  They will have the opportunity to publish their research, participate in undergraduate research poster/presentation sessions, and apply for funding to attend scientific meetings.

Job Requirements

Applicant should be very comfortable with UNIX and with at least one scripting language - preferably Perl or Python. Applicant should also have some background in Biology, preferably Genetics.  A keen interest in the field of bioinformatics is required.

Hourly Rate $11.50/hour to $12.00/hour
Funding Source Storrs Student Labor, Storrs Work-Study
Time Frame Summer
Primary Contact Jill Lee Wegrzyn
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Work Location Storrs Campus - Engineering and Sciences Building (ESB)
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