Research Associate (Computational)

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Sebastian Schornack ( at the Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU), Cambridge University, to use computational approaches in comparative studies of organ specific oomycete colonisation processes in barley, wheat, Medicago and Nicotiana plants.

The overall aim of this project is to elucidate general and organ specific processes (in leaves and roots) using differential transcriptomics and microscopical image analyses. The successful candidate will be broadly responsible for bioinformatics based analysis of obtained sequence and microscopy image information and will identify sets of specifically regulated pathogen and host genes. The successful post holder will be able to develop further research objectives and proposals such as evolutionary aspects of colonisation processes in the frame of our general research.

Candidates must have or be close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant discipline, e.g. computer science, statistics, theoretical physics or bioinformatics. Exceptional Master's degree applicants may be considered for this position.

The successful applicant should have expertise in computational approaches for analysis of genome-wide information derived from next generation sequencing. Previous knowledge of plant science is not a prerequisite and candidates from animal or microbial sciences are encouraged to apply. However, a keen interest in transcriptome and genome based studies of plant-microbe-interactions is essential.

Salary: up to £37,394
Closing date: 1 February 2015



Faculty position in Microbial and Plant Genomics

I am very excited to announce that my department has a new opening for a
faculty position in Microbial and Plant Genomics. The advertisement is
attached. This position is part of cluster hire for three positions in
Plant and Microbial Genomics at Virginia Tech. The website
<> has additional information
and will have links to apply to all three positions.

Please, circulate this announcement to anybody who might be interested in





Oregon State University is searching for five collaboratively-minded faculty with an enthusiasm for

research and teaching at the interface between the life or environmental sciences and the

quantitative or physical sciences. Appointees will be expected to develop independent and

collaborative grant-funded research programs, at levels of scale from the molecular to the

ecological. The research, teaching, and extension programs of the appointees are expected to

integrate student success, and diversity and inclusion, as core values. This search is part of a

large cohort of new faculty hires at OSU focused on interdisciplinary research, on advancement

of diversity, and on advancing and equalizing student success. Women and minority candidates

are strongly encouraged to apply.

To review the full position announcements, qualifications and detailed application information for any of these positions, go to and select the relevant posting number.


Two assistant professor (9 month) positions are available in any domain where the life or environmental sciences intersect with the quantitative or physical sciences. Complex systems in the life and environmental sciences span numerous levels of scale from metabolites, macromolecules, cells, tissues, and organisms, to populations, communities and ecosystems. Increasingly, understanding these systems requires interdisciplinary collaborative research at the intersection with quantitative or physical sciences. Each appointment will reside jointly in a life or environmental sciences unit, and in a physical or quantitative sciences unit, depending on the appointee’s expertise and interest. Posting #0013430; Closes February 6, 2015. Contact: Brett Tyler (


Assistant Professor (9 month) position in the Department of Integrative Biology (70%) and the Departments of Mathematics or Statistics (30%). The appointee will use and develop mathematical or statistical approaches to tackle problems in systems biology in the broad sense. Research focus can be at any level of biological organization, but must involve strong quantitative approaches and integrating large data sets. Candidate will teach in the general biology curriculum and will teach courses aimed at improving the quantitative skills of biology students. Posting #0013398. Closes January 25, 2015. Contact: Tara Bevandich (; 541-737-5336).


Assistant Professor (9 month) position in the Department of Integrative Biology. The appointee will conduct research, develop an active, grant-supported research program that applies systems biology approaches to evolutionary questions in marine organisms. Research focus can be at any level of biological organization, but must involve strong quantitative approaches and cutting-edge technologies. Appointee will teach courses in genetics and evolution. Posting #0013400. Closes January 25, 2015. Contact: Tara Bevandich ( or 541- 737-5336).


Assistant Professor (9 month) position in the Department of Horticulture. The appointee will develop a comprehensive program in research (both independent and collaborative), teaching and outreach in applied genomics and bioinformatics of plants, with a focus on discovery of new knowledge and/or creative solutions to problems related to economically important staple and specialty crops of Oregon. The research discoveries and impacts are to be communicated to peers, practitioners and citizens. Posting #0013285; Closes January 25, 2015. Contact: Bill Braunworth (541-737-1317 or

Date Updated: 12/11/14