Development of computational strategies for identification and characterisation of viruses in metagenomic samples
We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral scientist to work on a new BBSRC funded project which seeks to develop approaches for the assembly and analysis of next generation sequence data from viral metagenomic communities. The post holder will be a proficient programmer (with C, C++ or Java experience) who is excited by the challenge of developing algorithms for metagenomic data. Previous experience with genomics, metagenomics or sequence analysis would be very beneficial.
It is anticipated that the work will be based around the MetaCortex assembly tool developed by TGAC, which has already been applied to the analysis of viral communities (Virology 441(2):95-106).
The project involves collaboration with researchers at the MRC - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, who will be helping to provide samples tailored to the specific needs of the work.
The Genome Analysis Centre is a research institute supported by the BBSRC to ensure that biological science in the UK has access to a skill base in genomics technologies and bioinformatics to deliver programmes leading to improved food security, advances in industrial biotechnology and improved human health and wellbeing.
For more details, or to apply, see: http://jobs.tgac.ac.uk/Details.asp?vacancyID=8101