We have a job opening for a Graduate Research Assistant with a
background in biology or immunology. The job entails assisting the staff
and postdocs doing sequence analyses using existing and new methods,
helping maintain and expand the website, literature searches, annotating
the sequence database, and assisting in the production of the two yearly
Compendia (HIV Sequences and Immunology). Depending on the skills of the
of the tasks as well. There are some possibilities for computer training
on the job.
We are looking for someone with a background in biology or immunology
who is able to work independently on challenging data analysis as well
as data annotation and routine sequence alignments. A background in
sequence analysis or genetics is helpful, but not required. Some
computer experience is necessary, preferably on a UNIX platform.
Programming skills would be an asset.
The HIV Database and Analysis Group has ongoing collaborations with
major HIV research groups worldwide. There is a lot of room to expand
new ideas and initiatives and to develop new skills. The salary is
excellent, and the living environment is one of the best in the country.
The GRA program is designed for people who have a bachelors degree or a
masters degree, and want ultimately to go on with further graduate
studies. GRAs are hired for a period of one year, after which they have
to enroll into a graduate program in order to be allowed to continue
working as a GRA. The nearby University of New Mexico offers a fairly
large selection of graduate programs.
For more information or to apply, please send an email to Carla Kuiken
(kuiken at lanl.gov).