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Company: Clemson University

Position Title: Bioinformatics / Computational Biologist

Location: Clemson, South Carolina, United States, 29631

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary - Time Limited



To engage in a vigorous basic and applied genetics/genomics research program focused on next generation sequencing, genotyping, and SNPchip data from several domestic species (including the genera Sorghum, Saccharum, and Zea and their wild relatives).  

This work will include generation and analyses of large amounts of data, appropriate bioinformatics and/or genetic analyses, and comparative genomic approaches for gene discovery and functional analysis. Several interesting datasets are in hand, which will allow the Research Associate to analyze data and publish quality manuscripts relatively quickly to advance the field.


Plan and execute experiments, analyze data, and prepare manuscripts  E/40%

Integrate genomics approaches with a biochemical framework to affect crop yield and composition.  E/30%

Characterize and use molecular and phenotypic diversity to better understand mechanisms of crop improvement, domestication, and adaptation  E/30%


PhD in a biology field or computer sciences with a solid background in population genetics/genomics and evolution as well as strong experience with bioinformatics programming languages in a Unix environment (Perl, Python, JavaScript, SQL) and compiled languages (e.g. C++), relational databases, and construction of computational pipelines.


Ability to work independently and with theoretical and empirical crop improvement and population genetics/genomics researchers is important. The projects require experience in working with large sequence and SNP data sets. Good programming skills and familiarity with the available analytical tools are essential.

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Salary commensurate with education, training and experience.

To apply, please submit the following:
A letter of application, resume, and three (3) letters of reference. In addition, external applicants must submit a copy of transcripts of all college courses to:

Mr. M.J. Simmons
Clemson University
107 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by: August 16, 2013

Employees who are in time limited positions will earn one and one-quarter days of Annual and Sick Leave per month for a total of thirty (30) days per year. Eligible part-timers will earn days on a pro rata basis.

Biosystems Research Complex - CU main campus

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.  As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution.   For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown below:

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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World-Class Wind Researcher Sought To Fill Texas Tech

Faculty Position


Texas Tech University is currently seeking a world-class researcher to join its wind energy research team. Texas Tech is committed to becoming one of the nation’s leaders in finding solutions to the world’s energy challenges. We are seeking an innovative and creative individual who will thrive working in teams addressing key issues in the development of sustainable wind energy systems for the nation.


The faculty appointment will be at full professor rank either in the Whitacre College of Engineering or in the College of Arts and Sciences, depending upon the individual’s discipline.


The selected individual will also have an appointment to the National Wind Resource Center (NWRC), a Texas Tech-established not-for-profit 501(c)(3) interdisciplinary research center focused on establishing national partnerships between universities, the national labs, the U.S. Department of Energy, and industry promoting research, innovation and collaboration in the wind energy sector. As an affiliate of the NWRC, the individuals will coordinate closely with the National Wind Institute at Texas Tech.


The holder of the full professor position will be expected to join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community of scholars at Texas Tech dedicated to building a world-class program in wind energy research. Successful candidates will have a strong record of research and intellectual property development and commercialization.


Candidates for the position are expected to have national and international reputations in renewable energy, particularly in the fields of energy storage, wind power grid integration, turbine performance or aerodynamics, based on research publications, sponsored research and intellectual property. In addition, a record of team building, strategic partnering and mentoring of associates and graduate and undergraduate students is necessary. Successful candidates for the position will be expected to bring their own research activities and/or established teams to Texas Tech University and to expand collaborative efforts in wind energy research at Texas Tech, thereby building a world-class research program.


Background:  Texas Tech is one of seven institutions initially designated by the Texas state legislature in 2009 in an effort to boost the research capacity of the state’s public universities. In 2012, Texas Tech met the requirements and was officially designated as a National Research University. Its 2010 strategic plan charts a course for Texas Tech becoming a great public research university by 2020. The university has characteristics of a Carnegie-classified doctoral granting university with very high research productivity and is ranked by both the National Science Foundation and the Center for Measuring University Performance amongst the top 150 research universities in the country with total research expenditures exceeding $125M, an endowment worth approximately $450M, well over 200 total PhDs graduated, with undergraduate and graduate enrollments of more than 26,000 and nearly 6,000, respectively and with faculty who are increasingly being recognized for their scholarship by NSF, the Welch Foundation and others. It is expected that Texas Tech will at least double the size of its research activity by 2020. TTU is presently actively engaged in strategic and cluster hiring to add capacity in critical areas tied to its strategic research themes (see  and ).


Process:  Screening will begin upon the receipt of applications and will continue until the positions are filled. Curriculum vitae, a cover letter and the names and contact information of at least four references should be submitted by email or by mail to the search firm, Greenwood/Asher & Associates, at the following address:


Jan Greenwood or Mary Konovsky

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc

42 Business Center Dr. Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550



Additional information is available at 


Questions about this strategic faculty position should be directed to Greenwood/Asher or to:


Michael San Francisco, Ph.D.

Chair, ETF Search Committee

Office of the Vice President for Research

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas 79409-1075





The entities of the Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.


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