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PhD Student Position in Bioinformatics at University of South Dakota, USA

Department of Biology, University of South Dakota is inviting applications for PhD student position in Bioinformatics/Plant Genomics. Highly motivated candidate is required in the field of bioinformatics with some background in genomics to work on the “epigenetics regulation of plant response to stresses” project. The position is available starting August 2014. The position will remain open until March 15, 2014. Applications should be submitted by February 15, 2014.

Study Subject: Position is available in the field of Bioinformatics/Plant Genomics.
Course Level: Position is open for pursuing PhD program at University of South Dakota in USA.
Scholarship Provider: University of South Dakota
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: International students must take the general test GRE and scores of 40th percentile or higher for the verbal and quantitative tests are recommended, but there is no formal minimum score required for admission. TOEFL scores need to be at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer), or 79 (Internet-based). IELTS can be taken instead, with a minimum score of 6.0. In order to qualify, following key points are essential:
– Exceptional and highly motivated candidate
– Student should have a BSc, MSc or equivalent in Biology / Bioinformatics / Computer Science
– Outstanding communication skills.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this PhD student position.

Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for a PhD student position available at the Department of Biology in the University of South Dakota, USA. The position is open in the field of bioinformatics for the project “epigenetics regulation of plant response to stresses”. The PhD student will be responsible for transcriptome, genome and methylome analysis.

Number of award (s): One student position is available.

Duration of award(s): The position is available starting August 2014. The position will remain open until March 15, 2014.

What does it cover? Not Known

Selection Criteria: The successful applicant will be expected to have specific expertise in writing of programs (e.g. C++, Java, Perl, Python), working knowledge about biological databases, hands-on experience with biological data (especially microarray and next generation sequencing data), computer skills in a UNIX/LINUX environment and excellent communication and organization skills.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants should send a resume and a cover letter describing previous experiences and skills to Dr. Abdelali Barakat (Abdelali.barakat-at-usd.edu).

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application materials should be received no later than February 15, 2014.

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