2012 Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics at the International Livestock Research Institute, Africa

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The Position: This is an international appointment reporting to the BecA Hub Technology Manager. This position is a two year term appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding, and is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi. Key responsibilities Managing and ensuring quality control of genomics and other metadata; Designing, establishing and managing databases to store and share sequencing data; Leading the development of pipelines for genome assembly, annotation and other computational analyses.

A PhD degree obtained not more than five years ago in the field of bioinformatics; 3-5 years’ work experience in a bioinformatics position; Knowledge of genetics, biotechnology and their applications to agricultural research; Demonstrate experience working and developing in a Linux environment; Knowledge in SQL and scripting languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby); Experience working in an advanced biotechnology research group; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to perfo

Deadline: 23 January 2012

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