[Arabidopsis] Ph.D. Assistantship in Plant Boinformatics

Hairong Wei via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by hairong from mtu.edu)
Wed Oct 22 08:12:22 EST 2008

Ph. D. Graduate Research Assistantship in Plant Bioinformatics

A graduate research assistantship at the Ph.D. level is available in the laboratory of Dr. Hairong Wei at School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University (MTU) to develop novel computational approaches for inferring gene function via network construction using gene expression data and other types of genomic data. Other research options like gene expression data analysis, software/database development are potentially available.  The selected candidate will acquire training in bioinformatics, and data mining for biological knowledge discovery, and also have chance to learn some essential wetlab techniques for conducting research in molecular biology if he/she is interested in.   

Applicants should have interest in developing a career in bioinformatics/systems biology.  Any of those who have a good background in statistics or computer science or both are encouraged to apply.  Strong ability in data manipulation using at least one of programming language like R/SAS, perl, java, and C is anticipated.  The candidate should possess the ability to work independently and the attitude to work cooperatively.  A background in either machine learning or (molecular) biology will be a plus, though not a requirement.  Additional information and requirements can be found at http://forest.mtu.edu/gradstudies/prospecitve.htm  

Expected starting date:  January 2009  

Interested candidates should send a resume highlighting their experience and interests, GRE scores (TOEFL is required for international students), names and email addresses of three references to Dr. Hairong Wei (hairong from mtu.edu).  

Hairong Wei, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Plant Bioinformatics, and Molecular Biology
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931 
Email: hairong from mtu.edu

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