The Friedberg lab at Iowa State University is one of the leading labs in the Critical Assessment of Function Annotation, or CAFA project. There is now an opening for a postdoctoral associate who will manage the Third CAFA experiment which will start Fall 2016. CAFA is a time-challenge to predict protein function which includes over 50 groups worldwide. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with leading research groups worldwide, and enjoy being at the forefront of a key international effort to improve a vital field in bioinformatics.
More information about the CAFA experiment:
The successful candidate will develop software to generate CAFA target data sets, develop and implement algorithms for assessing prediction accuracy, create a better understanding of gene and protein function prediction technologies, mentor students involved in CAFA, create robust and usable software for CAFA participants, write manuscripts and grant proposals, and travel to meetings.
- Knowledge of biological ontologies, and especially the Gene Ontology
- Python programming and strong software engineering skills
- Excellent organizational skills Independence and creativity in research
- Excellent written and oral English communication skills
Successful candidates will enjoy a competitive salary. Ames, Iowa is constantly ranked as one of the best places to live in the US, and has received numerous awards for being a progressive, innovative and exciting community with high affordability and high quality of life.
Candidates should send a C.V. and a relevant statement of interest including a URL to code samples as one PDF document. Also, have three letters of reference sent independently by their authors to: Dr. Iddo Friedberg, Friedberg.Lab.Jobs “at” gmail dot com. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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