ICRISAT is seeking applications from Indian Nationals for a Special Project Scientist to work on a sorghum genomics activities related to sequencing/re-sequencing projects utilizing New Generation Sequencing platforms.

The Job detail

Advancing the SNP-discovery and polymorphism assessment work across several germplasm panels representing global genetic diversity
Population genetic and genomic analyses, testing the hypothesis related to adaptation in multiple geographic regions
Develop SNP assays from large scale GBS and other re-sequencing data for several target traits utilizing available phenotyping data
Combined analyses of genotypic and phenotypic data for discovery of marker-trait associations, and conducting GWAS
Processing, analyzing, and archiving large-scale genomic data sets, assessing data quality, conducting analyses, interpreting findings, and communicating findings to others including preparation of reports, presentations, posters and journal articles
Providing support to MSc and PhD students on topic related to its major core of research
Any other work assigned by the supervisor

The Person:

PhD in bioinformatics, genetics, computational biology preferably with 1 to 2 years of experience;
familiar with standard bioinformatics tools and scripting languages and emerging and evolving software platforms relevant to bioinformatics and computational biology;
ability to create new analytical pipelines; experience with handling large data sets;
ability to program in at least two of the following: C++, PERL, Python, R, Java.
will use next-generation sequencing technologies to generate marker data for genetic mapping and transcriptome data for expression QTL mapping, and will be responsible for data generation as well as data analysis.

Period and Remuneration: The assignment is for a period of two years, and can be extended for another year depending on performance. ICRISAT pays a very attractive all inclusive lump sum assignment fee payable in Indian Rupees.

How to Apply: Please send your application by email to icrisatjobs@cgiar.org, stating the job title (Special project Scientist-Sorghum Genomics) clearly in the subject column, addressed to the Director, Human Resources and Operations, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, India, latest by 10 June 2014. The application should include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, a short statement of competencies and experience for the position, and the names and addresses (including phone/e-mail) of three referees. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

More at: http://www.icrisat.org/careers/Special-Project-Scientist-Sorghum-Genomics.htm

Salary Negotiable