PhD Graduate Research Assistantship Position Available at Purdue University Studying Transcriptome Responses of Florida Pompano to Different Salinities

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University is looking to hire a PhD graduate student to conduct studies evaluating the transcriptome responses of Florida Pompano Trachinotus carolinus to different salinities. This is a collaborative project being led by Dr. Paul Wills from Harbor Branch, Florida Atlantic University and funded by the US Department of Agriculture. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop and transfer technology related to year-round availability of seedstocks for the culture of warmwater finfish.

Essential Skills/Training: The position requires prior experience in bioinformatics. Experience working with transcriptome data is preferred. Prior experience working with vertebrate omics data is a plus. Additional skills include strong written and oral communication and ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply for this position, please send a (1) cover letter describing your training and research experience and interest in the position, (2) current CV, and (3) names and contact information for three references, by November 1, 2020 or sooner, to:

Dr. Maria S. Sepúlveda, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, mssepulv@purdue.edu;
https://www.purdue.edu/fnr/sites/sepulveda/