Bioinformatics Postdoc - New York Botanical Garden

The Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Associate will process large genomic sequence in a LINUX command–line environment.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is part of an NSF funded project (IOS 1758800) to sequence and characterize gymnosperm genomes. Specifically, the postdoctoral researcher will 

  • Apply machine learning to gymnosperm genomes to identify genes

  • Elucidate gene function, compare genomes, and highlight associations between genome structure/content and organismal characteristics

  • Some curation, annotation, and assembly of genome sequences will be required

  • The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to apply existing algorithms and develop new algorithms (application of existing algorithms will most likely require new, more efficient, implementations be produced by the researcher)


  • PhD in bioinformatics, machine learning, computer science, or botany; computer programming experience (C++ preferred)

  • Fluency in LINUX command–line environments including BASH and high–performance computing frameworks (e.g. HTCondor)

  • Practical knowledge of efficient data processing

If you are interested in applying for a position at the New York Botanical Garden, please go to to submit your application.