The research laboratory of Dr. Moriah Szpara seeks applicants for a scientific programmer, to join a group focused on the genomic variation of human alpha herpes viruses, and their impact on human health (http://www.cidd.psu.edu/people/mls164). The successful candidate will interface with bioinformatics and computational groups within the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences and the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. The candidate will engage in research on genetic variation among virus strains (genome resequencing), as well as analyzing how host cells respond to infection (transcriptomics/RNAseq). Specific duties include implementing existing code for de novo genome assembly, annotation and cross-comparison of virus strains, and analyzing RNAseq data to discern host and pathogen expression patterns. For the full job ad, please see the PSU jobs website (http://psu.jobs/Search/Opportunities.html), job number 39638. You can apply there and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two postdoctoral data science positions (CIDD - Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University) are available immediately with Dr. Marcel Salathé’s group at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at The Pennsylvania State University.