Postdoctoral Associate

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 191400 - Inst for Genom, Biocom, Biotec
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology (IGBB) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position in bioinformatics and computational biology. The postdoctoral associate will participate in research exploring the computational biology of plant genomes, develop methods and tools for comparative analysis of several plant species and analyze the structure and dynamics of gene networks. The work will require developing pipelines for analysis of plant next-generation sequencing data (RNASeq, HiC, long/short reads assembly, metagenomics), new bioinformatics methods and algorithms for transcriptome dynamics analysis, regulatory networks inference, gene networks alignment, and CNV and SNP detection and association. The work will involve integration of multiple experimental datasets (genotype-phenotype analysis, transcriptomics, proteomics), to predict conserved pathways, to perform analyses of structure and dynamics of plant gene networks and to identify signal-processing networks in multiple plant species.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Anticipated Appointment Date:

July 1, 2021

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Experience in computational biology and bioinformatics; good computer programming skills; knowledge of NGS technologies and pipelines; familiarity with HPC and cloud computing bioinformatics environments; a strong interest in developing quantitative biology methods and tools; good communication skills and an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational sciences, or a related field.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants should apply online by submitting a one-page cover letter and CV (including skills, previous research/education, GPA, and the contacts of three references). Email questions to Please set the email subject line as "[Postdoctoral_associate_application] Full name". The Mississippi State University is an EEO employer (

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon funding availability. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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