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Post-doctoral Associate

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122649
Title: Post-doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: SVPAAP-Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate position at the University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) in Rockville, MD.

Because species phylogenies (trees) are so widely used, there has been a major worldwide effort to determine trees for various groups and assemble them into a grand “Tree of Life” or ToL. While experts continue improving the ToL, our focus is on getting this knowledge into the hands of scientists, educators, and the general public, so that they can get online species trees as easily as they get online driving directions. Based on a design initially prototyped at a community hackathon, NSF has funded a 3-year collaborative project to develop an open, distributed system of web services to provide convenient, computable access to ToL knowledge. The successful applicant will become part of the Phylotastic project (www.phylotastic.org), and will join a distributed virtual team with key personnel from IBBR, NMSU, UTK, OpenTree and GlobalNames. Responsibilities will include software design, development, and evaluation. Opportunities to work on outreach and to develop educational resources are available.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and experience in computer programming are required. Understanding how and why scientists use phylogenies is important.

Preferences:

Experience programming with phylogenies, biodiversity data, or web services would be beneficial.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Examples of code illustrating skills (actual code, or links to online sources) should be uploaded for supplemental documents.

Posting Date: 05/11/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 06/11/2017
Physical Demands

n/a

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  4. Supplemental Document 1
Optional Documents

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