[Arabidopsis] PhD position - Bioinformatics and Systems Biology of Plants

Mukhtar, Shahid M via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by smukhtar from uab.edu)
Thu Aug 25 13:10:02 EST 2016

PhD Student position investigating the dynamics of Arabidopsis transcriptio=
nal regulatory network.

A PhD student position is available in the Shahid Mukhtar=92s lab in the De=
partment of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA



Network biology, a branch of systems biology, translates the complexities o=
f molecular interactions into a biological message. Using network biology, =
the incumbent will address the following questions: a) What are the global =
landscapes of dynamic changes that occur across multiple levels in the hier=
archy of cellular organization? b) How do plants rewire the flow of informa=
tion in biological networks during multiple phases of infection with virule=
nt and avirulent pathogens? and c) How are functional modules organized in =
transcriptional immune regulatory networks, an area of plant immunity that =
is largely unexplored? For additional information, please read our recent p=

1- Mukhtar et al. Science, 2011

2- Dreze et al, Science 2011

3- We=DFling et al. Cell Host & Microbe, 2014

4- Garbutt et al, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2014

5- Tully et al, BMC Genomics, 2014

6- Mccormack et al. Current Plant Biology, 2015

The position will start in the spring semester 2017. The successful candida=
te will be involved in an NSF-funded project addressing dynamic transcripti=
onal regulatory network. The position will involve both experimental and co=
mputational skills for the generation and analysis of NextGen datasets (RNA=
-seq and Ribo-Seq). The candidate will have the opportunity to learn skills=
 in R, Perl, Python or other programming languages.

The successful candidate will be very well organized, dedicated, have excel=
lent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills and the ability=
 to work both independently and collaboratively with co-workers.

Required qualifications:

-A BS or MS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics=
 or the equivalent

Desired qualifications:

-previous experience with Arabidopsis molecular biology,

-Knowledge of computer programming languages

-RNA-seq analyses

For information about the graduate program in the Department of Biology at =
UAB, and how to apply, please see https://www.uab.edu/cas/biology/graduate-=

For specific information about the position, please contact Dr. Shahid Mukh=
tar at smukhtar (at) uab.edu.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a major research university in t=
he South-East that is particularly renowned for its programs in biomedical =
and natural sciences. The urban campus houses over 2,000 faculty and 16,000=
 staff with a student population exceeding 18,000.

UAB is classified as one of 115 U.S. Highest Research Activity (R1) Univers=
ities by the Carnegie Foundation. Birmingham is the largest city in the sta=
te of Alabama, with metro population exceeding 1 million, and is home to hi=
gh-quality medical facilities, many fine restaurants, a historic theater, a=
 symphony orchestra, an opera, a ballet, and nationally known events such a=
s the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. The Birmingham metropolitan area ha=
s consistently been rated as one of America's best places to work and earn =
a living based on the area's competitive salary rates and relatively low li=
ving expenses.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to foster=
ing a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all facul=
ty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnic=
ity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orient=

Dr. Shahid M. Mukhtar
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Scientist, Nutrition Obesity Research Center
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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