Seeking student with programming and/or computational experience for microbiology research

Faculty Name:
William Brazelton

Department:
Biology

Faculty College:
Science

Email:
william.brazelton@utah.edu


Project Description:

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.



Opportunity Type:

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


Student Role:

Learning advanced computational tools for metagenomic data analyses and assistance with data management and analysis.


Student Benefits:

Learning key skills relevant to any computational or biological science and direct experience with scientific research.


Project Duration:

At least 10 hours per week is required, and more is negotiable. Volunteers welcome to start immediately; paid position potentially available Spring semester.


Minimum Requirements:

At least introductory knowledge of Unix, Python, or R.