Graduate student positions at Northern Arizona University

Hello QIIME 2 users,

Recruitment is currently open for graduate student positions in the area of Health and Bioinformatics in the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems (SICCS) at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Qualified students are eligible for research and teaching assistantships with highly-competitive stipends. SICCS’s mission is to conduct high-impact, innovative research in informatics with an emphasis on producing solutions that lead to benefits in human and environmental health.

QIIME 2 development is led at NAU, so if you’re interested in working on QIIME 2 while pursuing a graduate degree in bioinformatics, this is an excellent opportunity for you!

Research opportunities are available in the following areas linked to specific SICCS faculty: Viacheslav “Slava” Fofanov : High-throughput metagenomic sequencing, pathogen detection and transmission. Tara Furstenau : Bioinformatics, computational biology, metagenomic analysis, pathogen detection. Crystal Hepp : Phylogeography, arboviruses, molecular epidemiology. Joe Mihaljevic : Ecological informatics, multi-pathogen communities, infectious diseases. Marc Tollis: Phylogenetics, population genetics, phylogeography, comparative genomics, cancer evolution. Other research opportunities are available with our affiliated faculty: Gregory Caporaso : Bioinformatics, bioinformatics education, human microbiome, sustainability, and :qiime2:.

Flagstaff offers an ideal, scenic environment for living and learning. With a four-season climate, amazing landscapes, and ample sunshine, you’ll discover outdoor adventures unlike anywhere else in the United States—find out more about NAU and Flagstaff at https://nau.edu/about/living-in-flagstaff/ . Assistantship benefits include stipends, full tuition waiver, health insurance, and research support.

Candidates should explore the SICCS website (http://bit.ly/bioSICCS ) and contact the professor whose interests align most closely with information on their background, research interests, and qualifications, as well as a current resume.

Formal applications to our programs can be submitted online at http://bit.ly/siccsapply. Applications for our PhD program are due on January 1. Applications received early may be considered for a prestigious NAU Presidential Fellowship, which provides an increased stipend and additional funding to support professional development.

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