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PhD position in Pathogen Genomics - University of Canterbury, New Zealand

There is an open PhD position to study bioinformatic approaches to analysing large and diverse pathogen genomic datasets at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

The successful candidate will be involved in analysing a wealth of data generated by new sequencing technologies. The research group has a broad range of interests including but not exclusive to the bioinformatic characterisation of comparative genomics, RNA-seq, proteomics, sequence and structural motif analysis and the analysis of transposon mutagenesis libraries.

The bioinformatics team at the School of Biological Sciences is a dynamic group interested in the free and rapid dissemination of research discoveries. They collaborate widely, including with groups in the UK, Denmark, US, Sweden, Germany and Australia.

For further enquiries please contact: Paul Gardner [email protected]

Required background: An honours or masters degree in a biological or mathematical discipline such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, maths, statistics, physics, computer science or equivalent and a demonstrated interest in developing bioinformatic skills.

Closing date 15 January, 2016.

A PhD stipend of up to $28,000 NZD including fees will be provided by the Bio-Protection Research Centre.

Regulations regarding the PhD program at the University of Canterbury can be found here.

Application: Please email a cover letter, CV, academic transcript and the names of at least two referees to: [email protected]
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