Careers in the Plant Sciences

Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Associate

New York Botanical Garden - Bronx, New York, United States

Position Title: Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2019
Institution: New York Botanical Garden
Department/Division: Botanical Science
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Bronx, New York, United States
General Information: The Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Associate will process large genomic sequence in a LINUX command–line environment.
Qualifications/Requirements: Requirements:
• PhD in bioinformatics, machine learning, computer science, or botany; computer programming experience (C++ preferred)
• Fluency in LINUX command–line environments including BASH and high–performance computing frameworks (e.g. HTCondor)
• Practical knowledge of efficient data processing
Responsibilities: Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is part of an NSF funded project (IOS 1758800) to sequence and characterize gymnosperm genomes. Specifically, the postdoctoral researcher will
• Apply machine learning to gymnosperm genomes to identify genes
• Elucidate gene function, compare genomes, and highlight associations between genome structure/content and organismal characteristics
• Some curation, annotation, and assembly of genome sequences will be required
• The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to apply existing algorithms and develop new algorithms (application of existing algorithms will most likely require new, more efficient, implementations be produced by the researcher)
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Please apply online at:
Compensation Range: $55,000
Contact Name: Jenna Vasquez,