Position Details


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Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH COLSA Agricultural ExpStation [UBAESA]
Summary of Position

A postdoctoral position in bioinformatics funded in part by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHEAS) is now available in the plant genomics laboratory of Dr. Thomas M. Davis. Current research in the lab is focused on defining the genome compositions of domesticated plants, identifying genes of economic interest, developing molecular and bioinformatic tools and germplasm resources in support of marker assisted plant breeding in strawberry, identification of root nodulation genes in chickpea, and the exploratory re-domestication of quinoa. Recent accomplishments include a leading role in design of the first strawberry SNP genotyping array, construction of the first pentaploid-based genetic linkage map for the octoploid strawberry, assembly of two new reference genomes for strawberry, and establishment of a molecular-cytometric framework for the identification of wild and weedy Chenopodium species. The successful candidate will contribute bioinformatics expertise to multiple projects, and will have the opportunity to design and implement new projects relevant to current research themes.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PF0104FY17
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related field.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated interests in the area of applied plant genetics/genomics, experience in genome assembly, annotation, and/or DNA sequence analysis, and some knowledge of polyploid genome composition and evolution.

Salary Information

Starting Annual Salary: $47,480 plus post-doctoral benefits.
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, and paid time off. For details please see:

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 100
Faculty Information
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify Funding available for 2+ years, contingent upon satisfactory performance
Type of Position Post Doctorate

Posting Details

Posting Date 06/30/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Grant Funded
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date
Institution Information

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

This position is responsible for the supervision of Students
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

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