OCIO Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship


Open fellowships will be announced at https://datascience.si.edu/opportunities

The OCIO Data Science Lab was formed in response to the dramatic increase in all forms of digital data across the Smithsonian. We seek to build collaborations both across Smithsonian units, as well as universities and other institutions. Members of our group work on a variety of data-intensive research topics including biodiversity genomics and machine learning applications of digitized museum collections and archives. See a list of our recent publications here: https://datascience.si.edu/data-science-lab-publications. Fellows may design their own project or choose to build off of our current projects and collaborations. They will have the opportunity to become a certified Carpentries instructor and teach genomics and data science skills as part of our training program for Smithsonian staff, fellows, and interns (https://datascience.si.edu/carpentries) if desired.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a biological or computational discipline, demonstrate a strong publication record and ability to conduct independent research. Proficiency in genome assembly, annotation, and phylogenomic methods as well as a standard programming language such as Python, and experience using a High-Performance Computing Cluster is desired. Open fellowships will be announced at https://datascience.si.edu/opportunities.


One year, with the potential to renew for an additional year.


$60,000, plus $5,000 for health insurance and a $5,000 research allowance.


Rebecca Dikow



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