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Bioinformatics Core currently seeking 3 - 5 Undergraduate Students

Bioinformatics Core currently seeking 3 - 5 Undergraduate Students

The Bioinformatics Core is currently seeking 3-5 undergraduate students who are interested in learning high-throughput sequencing data analysis. The training position is paid at $10/hour. The students should be highly self-motivated under the supervision of the Core director (Dr Michael Hu). We expect the students to apply the analysis skills to address specific biology questions from the sequencing data generated by the WVU community and to communicate the results with the Director and collaborating faculties for data interpretation.

Skills gained: The skill sets students will gain depend on the research projects ongoing with the Core. As of now, the students will learn immediate skills on RNA-Seq data analysis. They are also required to expand the skill sets into at least one of the following: Microbiome 16SRNA-sequencing analysis, whole-genome-sequencing for SNP and structural variants, MicroRNA, and Exome sequencing. They will also learn additional skills on ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, and Hi-C, at bulk-cell level and at the more advanced single-cell level.

 Duration of research project: Paid through the end of Jun 2020 with a possibility of extension based on performance.

 Qualifications: Junior or Senior undergraduate students. Experience working with sequencing data using programming or writing scripts will be a big plus. The students should have already taken some classes related to statistics, genomics, or the Software Carpentry Workshop (check https://ncf0003.github.io/2020-03-07-wvu/ for the next available session). We are looking for individuals, who have strong motivation to learn Bioinformatics, can operate independently, and plan their career towards Genomic Data Science or related field.

 Lab Location: Health Science Center, North

 Time Commitment: 15 to 20 hours a week while classes are in session.

 Contact: Dr. Michael Hu at michael.hu@hsc.wvu.edu