Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Postdoc: UHawaii.AstrobiologyBioinformatics

From EvolDir:

Postdoc: UHawaii, Astrobiology & Bioinformatics

From the Evolution Directory (EvolDir) via Twitter.

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) invites applications for a
postdoctoral fellowship in evolutionary bioinformatics to work with
the University of Hawai'i's NASA Astrobiology Institute team (see

We seek an individual to undertake a mentored research program that
studies the evolution of genetic coding through analysis of protein folds
and their amino acid composition. We require someone with experience in
protein fold prediction (protein threading algorithms, homology modeling
or alternatives); Experience in automated queries of the SCOP and CATH
databases (or equivalents) and a general competence in bioinformatics
programming (i.e. scripting languages such as Perl) will be strongly
preferred. Experience with XML database development would be ideal.

The Fellowship is for one year and may be renewable for another year
assuming satisfactory progress and continued availability of funds. The
fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000 per month, a small relocation
allowance and basic research costs.

For further details, and application procedure, please see:

Project Manager,
University of Hawaii NASA Astrobiology Institute

Room B106
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Hawaii 96822-1839

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