A Ph.D. student position for plant genomics/bioinformatics is available for enrollment in spring 2024 in the Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. The incumbent will deploy genomic and bioinformatic pipelines to analyze next-generation sequencing data and work on plant genome assembly, annotation, genome-wide comparison and mutation analysis in wheat and Arabidopsis and assist on analysis of wheat proteomics data.

The candidate should have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in biology, computer science, or a related major and experience of one year or more on plant genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a closely related field and is familiar with the Linux system and R programming.

Other requirements will include a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with flexibility and a proven ability to work closely with colleagues. SDSU is a land-grant university and the state’s largest institution of higher education well equipped with a high-performance computing network.  

As a typical college town, Brookings has a population of ~23,000, an excellent K-12 education system, an active cultural and social environment, and many lakes and parks. Brookings is about a 40-minute drive to Sioux Falls, the largest city of South Dakota with district airport.

To apply, send a cover letter with a CV and contact information (phone and email) for three references to Drs. Wanlong Li and Charles Fenster at wanlong.li@sdstate.edu  and charles.fenster@sdstate.edu.

Detailed information about the Department of Biology and Microbiology can be found at the website https://www.sdstate.edu/biology-and-microbiology . The following links will provide an overview of ongoing activities in the respective Li and Fenster labs: https://wheatgenomics-sdsu.github.io/https://charlesbfenster.wordpress.com/

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