Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The CRoPS project aims to develop crop plants that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. A major component of this research is to conduct genetic and genomic analysis for understanding traits relevant for this. Many of the genetic analysis depend on image acquisition and image processing.
The Bioinformatics Analyst II will work closely with other members of the CRoPS project and the Busch laboratory to advance image acquisition image processing, statistical genetics and genomics research projects. The analyst will contribute directly to research projects in the CRoPS project in the context of several computational analysis areas by implementing, optimizing and executing computational approaches for image segmentation and analysis, genome wide association mapping, genome sequence analysis, transcriptome analysis, and data visualization. Finally, the analyst will play part in administrating shared computer resources, such as compute and storage servers.
MS or PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, biological sciences, bioengineering, mathematics, statistics or related discipline or equivalent experience.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Must be willing to sign confidentiality agreement.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, handling, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, touching, feeling, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.