I’d like to thank Douglas and everyone for their kind words about my “cloning experiment” and impending appointment to Arizona State in Tempe.
I will be part of the Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics in the Biodesign Institute and the Evolutionary Biology Program in the School of Life Sciences. I was hired as part of a genomics cluster, which is currently still hiring (Initial deadline is this Friday. See the ad below.) You could have the office next to me and Prof. Steve Steve.
The application deadline for the graduate program is December 15th, and the process is described here.
Rice University is also looking for a postdoc to fill my vacated Huxley Fellowship. See the ad below the fold.
ASU Graduate Program
Graduate Program in Evolutionary Biology
The Evolutionary Biology PhD program at Arizona State University is recruiting students for entry in the Fall 2012 semester. This new program is interdisciplinary by design and enables faculty and students using diverse models and technologies to engage in novel and innovative research to answer questions related to a number of disciplines including ecology, behavior, physiology, population genetics, bioinformatics, and anthropology.
General information about the program as well as the application process and materials can be found at: http://sols.asu.edu/grad/evo_bio.php
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact listed faculty to inquire about potential openings, fellowships, and general questions about research projects.
Program questions can be directed towards either of the Evolutionary Biology program chairs:
Cartwright Lab Recent Papers
- Cartwright et al (accepted). A family-based probabilistic method for capturing de novo mutations from high-throughput short-read sequencing data. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology.
- Conrad et al (2011). Variation in genome-wide mutation rates within and between human families. Nature Genetics, 43:712-714.
- Cartwright et al (2011). History can matter: Non-Markovian behavior of ancestral lineages. Systematic Biology, 60:276-290.
- Cartwright and Graur (2011). The multiple personalities of Watson and Crick strands. Biology Direct, 6:7.
- Price et al (2011). Neutral evolution of robustness in Drosophila microRNA precursors. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28:2115-2123.
- Lücking et al (2011). PICS-Ord: unlimited coding of ambiguous regions by pairwise identity and cost scores ordination. BMC Bioinformatics, 12:10.
- Cartwright (2011). Bards, poets, and cliques: Frequency-dependent selection and the evolution of language genes. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 73:2201-2212
- The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium (2010). A map of human genome variation from population-scale sequencing. Nature, 467:1061-1073.
ASU Genomics Job
Faculty Position in Genomics at Arizona State University
The School of Life Sciences and The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor whose research is at the interface between Genomics and Life Sciences. Research methods may include theoretical, computational, and empirical approaches in population genetics, functional and comparative genomics, and bioinformatics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, extramurally-funded, research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have a commitment to outreach and service. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows. A competitive start-up package and teaching load compatible with high research productivity will be provided.
Arizona State University has made a commitment to accelerating the translation of basic discoveries into practical benefits for society through the construction of state-of-the-art research facilities and the recruitment of world-class faculty members. The successful candidate will participate in university-wide health and/or sustainability initiatives supported by core facilities for functional genomics and next generation sequencing, functional proteomics, high throughput cellular screen, bioinformatics, high performance computing, and imaging. More information on genomic research opportunities at the Biodesign Institute and the School of Life Sciences at ASU can be found at http://genomics.asu.edu.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in an appropriate field, and a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral training is preferred. Demonstrated teaching and research excellence is preferred.
Huxley Fellowship in Evolution
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of Rice University (http://eeb.rice.edu/) seeks to fill a Huxley Fellow position in EVOLUTION. The position is a two-year appointment with a third year extension possible, with a start date of July 1st 2012. Our prestigious Huxley Fellow Program aims to recruit outstanding researchers with a PhD and postdoctoral experience, who merge excellence in teaching (25%) and research (75%). The Huxley Fellows receive faculty status, employee benefits, competitive salary, and research funds for independent or collaborative research. Collaborative interests with the existing faculty are a plus and applicants are encouraged to identify a potential faculty host within the EEB department.