Genomic epidemiology and population genomics of gram-positive cocci.

Recognized as a leader in biomedical science, the Genomics and Bioinformatics Cluster at the University of Central Florida is currently seeking an exceptional and creative scientist for a post-doctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Taj Azarian to study the genomic epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. Efforts will include the application of next-generation sequencing technologies and population genomic methods for the analysis of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Projects may include investigating intrahost evolution, modeling community and healthcare transmission, and resolving genomic differences between disease and non-disease causing strains.

The successful candidate will be independent and motivated with a track record of excellent research in genomics, evolutionary biology, epidemiology or a related field. Strong quantitative and programming skills are required and experience in bioinformatics is expected. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Azarian and staff in the multidisciplinary research team based at the Genomics and Bioinformatics Cluster, which encompasses faculty from biomedical science, computer science, and biology. The fellow will have access to numerous resources including a dedicated high-performance computing cluster, established analytical pipelines, molecular biology laboratory with sequencing technology, and a plethora of high-quality genomic and epidemiological data. The position is available immediately.

University of Central Florida
Closing date
March 1st, 2019
Posted on
December 10th, 2018 18:48
Last updated
December 10th, 2018 18:48