A Post-doctoral position in computational biology is available at the Error Correction Coding Laboratory , BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch , University of Arizona, Tucson. We are looking for a candidate with strong background in information theory, statistics, and basic knowledge of genetics. The researcher will be working on information theoretical and bioinformatics aspects of the NSF funded project Error Correction Algorithms for DNA Repair Inference, Analysis, and Intervention .
Start Date: January 2010
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Annual Salary: ~$35,000
The information theoretical problems are related graphical models, Boolean networks, Boolean satisfiability problems, and codes on graphs.
The bioinformatics work includes design of experiments for inferring functional patterns of gene interactions, and working with yeast databases such as SGD (extracting data necessary for creating and modeling genetic wiring diagrams).
Applications can be sent to Prof. Bane Vasic, [email protected] and should include a CV, statement of research interests, and a statement addressing the following selection criteria:
* A PhD in electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, computer science or closely related field
* A publication record in either bioinformatics or information theory
* Excellent programming skills; including C and Matlab
* Well-developed organizational and project management skills
* Strong written and oral communication skills Good interpersonal skills
More information at: http://www.ece.arizona.edu/~vasiclab/Projects/ComputationalBiology/DNA.htm