This role is in the laboratory of Root Microbiology. The lab´s research is to understand the crosstalk in plant-microbe interactions during disease development. We investigate the effector genes used by fungi and the host pathways that are suppressed and/or triggered in response to defence during plant disease development. The selected candidate will closely work with the principal investigator and will be investigating the transcriptional regulation of effector genes in fungi to infect evolutionarily distant plant hosts that involves bioinformatic analysis of RNA sequencing datasets. The candidate will use the existing pipelines as well as develop new pipelines for analyses of RNA sequencing datasets. The candidate will work individually and collaboratively and occasionally provide bioinformatic support to other lab members. Additionally, the candidate will participate in lab discussions and present data in meetings.
Essential Qualification & Experience required:
M.Sc. Bioinformatics/Biotechnology /Life Sciences.
Prior experience or knowledge of bioinformatics, statistics tools, resources and packages.
Prior experience in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and data analyses.
Proficient in R programming language, and other scripting languages.
Knowledge of Genomic databases (overview of fungal databases advantageous).
Research experience of a minimum of 2 years.
Excellent communication (written and oral) skills.
Number of positions: 1
Contract term: The position will be for the 1 year subject to a performance review after 3 months. At the end of the first year, there will be potential for extending the contract by one more year.
Minimum % of marks: 75%/ 7.5 CGPA (10.0 scale)
Age limit: 30
Salary offered: 25,000 + 24% HRA (without CSIR/GATE/equivalent qualification), 31,000 + 24% HRA (with CSIR/GATE/equivalent qualification)
Last date to apply: 31st March 2023
How to apply: Interested applicants should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Application for the Graduate Trainee Position with the following enclosures:
CV and a statement of research interest (~300 words) pertinent to the position as one pdf file. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview which may comprise multiple rounds to assess the candidate’s fit for the position. Candidates who have not been shortlisted will not be contacted.