We seek graduate students interested in both protein bioinformatics and education research to start in Fall 2024. For the protein bioinformatics part, your project may include investigating mechanisms of protein evolution, evolution of protein structure and function, molecular mimicry between viruses and their hosts, and virus evolution. Projects will be tailored based on the successful candidates' interest. There is flexibility in designing the protein bioinformatics project and innovative, creative project ideas are encouraged. For the education research part, you will contribute to a recently funded project that aims to provide undergraduate biology students with a) increased access to bioinformatics-driven biomedical research experiences, b) improved transferable skills, c) fundamental bioinformatics skills and knowledge, d) leadership experiences, and e) strategies for setting and reaching career goals.
An undergraduate degree in bioinformatics, biology, genetics, or similar with research experience
Interest in both research and teaching
Interest in programming
Programming skills in Python or R
Experience from being a Learning Assistant
Email Dr. Jessica Liberles (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV, personal statement, and unofficial transcripts by Nov 20.
Use the subject header: Grad student applicant for Fall 24
Qualified applicants will be invited to a Zoom interview before the formal deadline (Dec 1, 2023) to the graduate program in Biological Sciences at Florida International University, see case.fiu.edu/biology/phd-in-biology/admissions/index.html.