Postdoctoral Positions at the South African National Bioinformatics Institue

The South African National Bioinformatics Institute has two postdoctoral positions available for highly motivated researchers.

Post Doctoral Position in Functional Genomics
A US Department of Energy Postdoctoral research position is available at SANBI to support the development of a novel method for functional assignment using structural data and statistical analyses. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of protein structural features, motifs, families, and their comparison, in addition to genetic sequence analysis, the currently available sequence databases. Programming skills are essential, and specific experience with any or all of the following will be extremely beneficial: Perl, C, Fortran, HTML/CGI, and Unix.

Post Doctoral Position in Genome Variation
A National Innovation Fund post is available to develop a system for analysis of variation of expressed human genes. SANBI is the site of the development of the Sequence Tag Alignment and Consensus Knowledgebase. The database of comparative alignments, in context with other publicly available resources, provides a basis for very high-resolution analysis of variation of genome sequences and their expression variants. Particular interest lies in the areas of relevance to South African populations. The study will be performed in phases. (1) Further development of in silico screening and positive detection of coding sequence tag polymorphisms. (2) Development of a dataset of variant positions in disease candidate genes. (3) Integration of this project with an analysis of variation of specific loci within South African populations. Demonstrated computer literacy. Absolute ability to drive project independently. Understanding of population genetics and/or the analysis of variation a plus. Sequence analysis. Software systems development.

Assessment information:
Candidates are requested to submit a full CV and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of two referees. Please send either an email attachment or a letter to: Winston Hide,, SANBI, University of the Western Cape, Private bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa.

Remuneration: According to skills, but highly competitive with international levels.

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