Technician position in the Marine Climate Change Unit (Ravasi Unit)

Position Summary

Anthropogenic activities are leading to global Climate Change at an unprecedented rate. Understanding the mechanisms of how coral reef fish cope with environmental shifts is imperative to understand their fate in a changing planet. Little is known about the genomics mechanisms of rapid evolution/phenotypic plasticity to the adaptive response of coral reef fish to changing ocean conditions.

We are seeking for an highly motivated Bioinformatics Technician to join the Marine Climate Change Unit/Ravasi's Unit at OIST (https://groups.oist.jp/macc) to work on long-term projects that aim to understand the effects of climate stressors (i.e. ocean warming) on coral reef fishes. Our main goal is to understand fish acclimation/adaptation to climate change at the genomic level. By using a set of unique multi-generational experiments combined with Next-Generation Sequencing approaches such as genome, epigenome and transcriptome sequencing we are trying to unveil the genetics and epigenetics mechanisms underline fish responses to climate change. The successful candidate will be able to assist other unit members including students to look at a variety of data including but will mainly be working on the computational analysis, integration and visualization of genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics datasets. Furthermore, she/he will be in change in maintaining and updating the Unit's freely available genomics resources and community databases.

勤務地 

1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

業務内容 

1. The successful candidate will take the lead role in the project.
2. To contribute to the overall activities of the research unit, acting as an effective collaborator and team member.
3. To carry our routine administrative tasks associated with the research project to ensure it is completed on time and within budget as needed.
4. To liaise with colleagues and students to build contacts, exchange information and form relationships for future collaboration.
5. Maintaining and updating the Unit's freely available website

応募資格 

(Required)

1. The applicant should be proficient in Linux and R. 
2. Good knowledge on Perl, python, database programming or web programming would be also desirable.
3. Good interpersonal skills and willing to work with a diverse group of people.
4. Fluent in English both verbal and written.  
5. Minimum degree MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Computational Biology.

レポート先 

Dr. Taewoo Ryu and Professor Timothy Ravasi, Marine Climate Change Unit

受入時期 

As early as possible

任期・勤務時間 

Term: Full-time, fixed-term appointment for 2 years. This contract is renewable.

Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

給与・待遇 

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations

Benefits:
Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
Annual paid leave and summer holidays
Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
Worker's accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

応募方法 

Apply by emailing your Submission Documents to:

timothy.ravasi [at] oist.jp and TaeWoo.Ryu2 [at] oist.jp

(Please replace [at] with @ before using this email address)

応募書類 

- Cover letter summarising research interests, professional experience and career goals
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information of 3 referees, one of which should be a previous employer.

提出締切り 

Open immediately (Applications will be screened upon arrival)

免責事項 

  • OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
  • Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
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