[Employment] Bioinformatician - University of Manitoba, Canada

Brian Fristensky via biojobs%40net.bio.net (by psgendb from cc.umanitoba.ca)
Mon May 28 12:23:31 EST 2012

   Microbial Genomics for Biofuels and Co-products from Biorefinaries
   Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba
   Start date: available immediately
   Closing date for applications: Until position is filled
   Project Description: One position is available to conduct cutting-edge
   research employing the tools of bioinformatics in a multidisciplinary
   team including microbiologists, molecular biologists and biosystems
   engineers. This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to
   research whose aim is to develop a sustainable energy source from
   cellulosic wastes. This collaborative project seeks to characterize
   both known and newly discovered cellulose-degrading microbes and their
   genomes, leading to metabolic engineering, and to the development of
   designer microbial consortia,  to enhance synthesis of fuels and
   bioproducts. A range of organisms, approaches and biofuels will be
   investigated. A project summary can be viewed at
   [1]http://www.microbialrefinery.com. This project is co-funded by
   Genome Canada and the Manitoba Ministry of Science, Technology Energy
   and Mines (STEM).
   The successful applicant will join a team of bioinformaticians and
   information technologists who are mining and managing data from this
   project. This team carries out work in the following areas: analysis
   of data from transcriptomics and microarray experiments; de-novo
   annotation of newly-sequenced microbial genomes; development of
   high-throughput analytical pipelines; database design; software
   design; comparative genomics of cellulose degrading microorganisms;
   data mining and in-silico metabolic engineering. This project affords
   many opportunities for original contributions in both basic and
   applied research in bioinformatics, as they relate to the project.
   Qualifications: Qualified applicants must: possess a Ph.D. in
   Bioinformatics or Biostatistics from a recognized University; have
   knowledge of statistics and biochemistry with strengths in data mining
   and programming; have extensive experience in object-oriented
   programming in Java or Python on a Unix platform; have a demonstrated
   record of independent as well as collaborative research and scholarly
   publications; and excellent oral and written communication skills. We
   will also consider computer scientists with a strong background in
   The University and Community: The University of Manitoba is located in
   Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a
   rich cultural environment including symphony, opera, dance, theatre,
   sports, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities
   for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at
   Applications: Funding for the project is available through September
   30, 2013, with possible extension to December 2013.  The University of
   Manitoba exercises a Canadian-first policy. Canadian citizens and
   Permanent Residents are strongly preferred. The review of applications
   will continue until the position is filled. Application materials,
   including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the
   protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and
   Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that your curriculum
   vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.
   Applications, including curriculum vitae, short statement of research
   interests and the names and addresses (including phone, fax and e-mail
   addresses) of three referees should be sent to:
   Dr. Brian Fristensky
   Associate Professor
   [3]Department of Plant Science
   University of Manitoba
   [4]Winnipeg, [5]MB [6]CANADA R3T 2N2
   Phone: 204-474-6085 FAX: 204-474-7528
   Email:[7]frist from cc.umanitoba.ca


   1. http://www.microbialrefinery.com/
   2. http://www.winnipeg.ca/
   3. http://www.umanitoba.ca/afs/plant_science/
   4. http://www.winnipeg.ca/
   5. http://www.gov.mb.ca/cgi-bin/choose_home.pl
   6. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Unofficial/Canadiana/README.html
   7. mailto:frist from cc.umanitoba.ca
   8. http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/%7Efrist

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