Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for single cell regulatory network analysis in plant roots. This project will involve developing machine learning tools to analyze regulatory network, to integrate DAP-seq and scRNAseq data in multiple plant species, and to infer genes that regulate root growth under salt stress and ABA treatment. The position will be required to travel to the Plant and Animal Genome Conference for annual project meeting. Model species will include Arabidopsis and related species that are adapted to extreme environmental conditions. The project is a collaborative effort with Stanford University, University of Michigan and Louisiana State University. The Postdoctoral Associate reports to Dr. Song Li in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, plant genomics, or other relevant field. Prior experience developing python or R scripts and pipelines. Strong interest in plant genomics, network analysis, sequence analysis and machine learning.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience using machine learning methods including deep learning neural networks.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dr. Song Li at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: December 17, 2020
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