Postdoctoral Positions at the South African National Bioinformatics Institue
The South African National Bioinformatics Institute has two postdoctoral
positions available for highly motivated researchers.
Post Doctoral Position in Functional Genomics
A US Department of Energy Postdoctoral research position is available at
SANBI to support the development of a novel method for functional
assignment using structural data and statistical analyses.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of protein structural
features, motifs, families, and their comparison, in addition to genetic
sequence analysis, the currently available sequence databases.
Programming skills are essential, and specific experience with any or
all of the following will be extremely beneficial: Perl, C, Fortran,
HTML/CGI, and Unix.
Post Doctoral Position in Genome Variation
A National Innovation Fund post is available to develop a system for
analysis of variation of expressed human genes. SANBI is the site of the
development of the Sequence Tag Alignment and Consensus Knowledgebase.
The database of comparative alignments, in context with other publicly
available resources, provides a basis for very high-resolution analysis
of variation of genome sequences and their expression variants.
Particular interest lies in the areas of relevance to South African
populations. The study will be performed in phases. (1) Further
development of in silico screening and positive detection of coding
sequence tag polymorphisms. (2) Development of a dataset of variant
positions in disease candidate genes. (3) Integration of this project
with an analysis of variation of specific loci within South African
populations. Demonstrated computer literacy. Absolute ability to drive
project independently. Understanding of population genetics and/or the
analysis of variation a plus. Sequence analysis. Software systems
Candidates are requested to submit a full CV and the names, email
addresses and telephone numbers of two referees. Please send either an
email attachment or a letter to: Winston Hide
email@example.com, SANBI, University of the Western Cape, Private bag X17,
Bellville 7535, South Africa.
Remuneration: According to skills, but highly competitive with
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