Bioinformatician / graduate student/ post-doc openings at Ohio State in microbial community genomics

Kelly Wrighton, a new faculty member at Ohio State is looking to hire a bioinformatician and also looking for graduate students and a post doc to work on various aspects of microbial community genomics.

The job ad:

Title: Research Associate 2-B/H
Department: Microbiology Admin
Posting Number: 378550

Performs analysis and interpretation of high throughput genomic data; develops experimental procedures and analyzes data; translates biological questions into computational goals using existing methods or developing new algorithms and tools when existing methods are inadequate; designs, develops, modifies, tests, evaluates and maintains customized scripting programs for analyzing, preparing, converting biological data (Illumina and other NGS platforms) for import and export; trains and assists research group members in UNIX/Linux methodologies; performs system administration work including interfacing with collocation facility; orders supplies; configures new computers; maintains quality assurance documentation.

If you are interested in this position, you can apply on our employment site at:


If you don’t know Dr. Wrighton, well, you should.  She is brilliant and has done some phenomenal work on microbial diversity.  See her Google Scholar page here and her faculty page here. And check out the paper I co-authored with her (and many others):  Extraordinary phylogenetic diversity and metabolic versatility in aquifer sediment

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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