The GCCRC is looking for an enthusiastic and talented candidate for a FAPESP Technical Training Level 5 (five years of experience in IT or PhD) in the research area of bioinformatics for plant microbiome, which involves the analysis of data from microbial communities associated with plants. The candidate will work with the research team to develop advanced pipelines focused on discovering new microorganisms, genes and pathways with application in agricultural systems. Candidates with curiosity and a willingness to learn will have several opportunities to actively participate in an advanced plant microbiome research pipeline, to exchange experiences with international collaborations and to participate on innovative projects.
- Five years of experience in IT or PhD with extensive experience in analyzing bioinformatics data;
- Practical experience in analyzing data from large-scale sequencing platforms (Illumina, Nanopore, Pacbio, etc.);
- Experience with microbiome data, such as 16S/ITS sequencing data, assembly, annotation of microbial genomes, metagenomes or (meta)-transcriptomes, etc
- Knowledge of linux and programing languages (Perl, Python, R, Java, etc.);
- Experience with high-performance computing, machine learning, data visualization and big data management;
- Organizational capacity, communication skills and English communication.
To apply for this scholarship position, the candidate should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “TT-V Bioinformatics in Plant Microbiome” by December 13th, 2020.
The Genomics for Climate Change Research Center (GCCRC) is a joint research initiative between the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and the University of Campinas (Unicamp), funded by FAPESP, aimed at adapting agricultural crops to stresses imposed by global climate change. Its main goal is to use a biotechnology platform to identify microorganisms and key genes involved in stress and yield responses to incorporate them into elite germplasm.
The GCCRC (www.gccrc.unicamp.br) platform uses strategies such as microbiome and genome editing in a state-of-the-art infrastructure that incorporates “omics” technologies, bioinformatics, gene discovery, plant transformation, genome editing, phenotyping, intellectual property, regulatory issues and field trials. The GCCRC also involves a strong international network of collaborators, including academic and private partners.