The Brazelton lab (https://baas-becking.biology.utah.edu/) studies natural microorganisms in unusual environments from deep sea hydrothermal chimneys to the Bonneville Salt Flats. Our primary tool is environmental DNA sequencing, which results in massive amounts of data that require customized computational approaches. Therefore, we are seeking undergraduate students who are passionate about command-line computing. Some experience with Unix, Python, or R is required.
Volunteer; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Learning advanced computational tools for metagenomic data analyses and assistance with data management and analysis.
Learning key skills relevant to any computational or biological science and direct experience with scientific research.
At least 10 hours per week is required, and more is negotiable. Volunteers welcome to start immediately; paid position potentially available Spring semester.
At least introductory knowledge of Unix, Python, or R.