University of Georgia, Computational Plant Science Lab

Position ID:University of Georgia-Computational Plant Science Lab-PDR [#14089]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher: Plant Phenotyping Software
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Athens, Georgia 30602, United States
Subject Areas: Bioinformatics / Engineering, Biological Data, Biology, Computer Science, Interdisciplinary, Mathematics, Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/07/20, finished 2020/07/26, listed until 2020/01/20)
Position Description:    

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The computational plant science lab searches for an energetic and creative computational plant scientist. 
The applicant will lead the development of the next generation phenotyping platform PLANT IT as part of an international team within the arpa-e deeper project (Twitter news). The postdoc will work on improving the new online data organization, the workflow management of job submissions and the integration into the Cyverse cyber-infrastructure to enable high-throughput computation for plant researchers world-wide. The position will offer excellent trainings opportunities at the interface of plant biology and computer science as well as networking and collaboration opportunities to establish their own research line in areas like data science, machine learning or data mining within plant phenotyping. 

Requirements for this position are (1) programming experience in python (2) experience in using Linux/Apache environments and container technologies (e.g. Docker/Singularity), (3) interest in open source development including community building, (4) background in computer science, computer engineering, computational biology, information technology, other relevant background or demonstrated hand-on experience. (5) The candidate will need excellent communication skills to work in collaboration with plant biologists, algorithm developer and an open community of users and contributors.  

Desired skills and experience that give the candidate an advantage include (1) experience with high-performance computing systems, (2) practical knowledge of workflow managers, (3) web-frontend development and (4) previous experience with plant phenotyping. 

The position can start immediately but a later start is negotiable and will remain open until filled. We provide competitive salary, benefits, and travel budget. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be considered until position is filled. Submit your application including a curriculum vitae (CV) and contact information for three references. 

About the employer:  More information on the group’s research can be found at The University of Georgia is located in Athens, GA – a vibrant community full of music, arts and history ( as well as close to the Smoky Mountains and Atlanta.  

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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