Postdoc Openings in Genomics/Bioinformatics

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The Cartwright Lab at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ is seeking multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates in the areas of Evolutionary Genomics, Statistics, and Bioinformatics to develop methodologies and study evolutionary questions related to mutation and short-read sequencing. Successful applicants will join a rapidly growing and well-funded lab involved on a variety of active research projects and collaborations. Current projects include

  1. the analysis of cilliate mutation accumulation lines,
  2. the development of software for de-novo mutation detection from traditional and single-cell sequencing datasets,
  3. the analysis of non-pathogenic somatic mutation patterns in mammals and plants,
  4. the study of indel patterns across the tree of life,
  5. characterizing mutations and fitness-landscapes of metabolically engineered microbes,
  6. population genetics of malaria parasites,
  7. the construction of phylogenies from short-read, whole genome datasets, and
  8. simulation techniques for molecular evolution research.

The Cartwright Lab is part of the Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics (CEMI), one of 10 research centers in Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute. Research in the Cartwright Lab covers many different questions in population genetics and molecular evolution, at the interface of biology, statistics, and computer science. A majority of our research involves developing, implementing, and applying novel methodologies to study genomic datasets. Members have the opportunity to develop both dry-lab and wet-lab research programs through interactions with both national and international collaborations.

As part of this project, the Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to be able to:

  1. Assemble microbial or metazoan genomes from short-read sequences and identify variable sites and regions.
  2. Develop novel, high-throughput methodologies to study mutations from next generation sequencing of related individuals and cells.
  3. Work closely with collaborators to customize methodologies to specific experimental designs.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Experience working with genomes and evolutionary analyses
  2. Knowledge of programming languages including R, Python, and C++
  3. Knowledge of statistical methodologies
  4. Experience with short-read sequencing

Application must contain:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the job is filled/closed.

For more information see http://cartwrig.ht/lab/ or http://labs.biodesign.asu.edu/cartwright/.

To apply, forward one document that includes a cover letter, detailed CV, and names of 3 references to cartwright@asu.edu. Please put the job title in the subject line of the letter.

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. A background check is required for employment.

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Hey creationist trolls!

AIG and ICR and the DI already do all of this:

The analysis of cilliate mutation accumulation lines; the development of software for de-novo mutation detection from traditional and single-cell sequencing datasets; the analysis of non-pathogenic somatic mutation patterns in mammals and plants; the study of indel patterns across the tree of life; characterizing mutations and fitness-landscapes of metabolically engineered microbes; population genetics of malaria parasites; the construction of phylogenies from short-read, whole genome datasets; and simulation techniques for molecular evolution research.

…in their basements or somewhere, right? And you guys don’t need to apply for a program like this, because you can already…

assemble microbial or metazoan genomes from short-read sequences and identify variable sites and regions; develop novel, high-throughput methodologies to study mutations from next generation sequencing of related individuals and cells; and work closely with collaborators to customize methodologies to specific experimental designs.

…as proven by the fact that you already know more than all those PhD biologists. (What they think they know is wrong, and what you know is right, so you obviously know more than they do.)

But if you wanted to sign up for a program like this, just to bring the Truth to the unbelievers, that would be easy, because you already have…

experience working with genomes and evolutionary analyses; knowledge of programming languages including R, Python, and C++; knowledge of statistical methodologies; and experience with short-read sequencing

…right?

TL;DR version - Person wanted to produce lines of reasoning. Possession of a phallus and/or white epidermis is not required.

Equal opportunity/Affirmative action employee means you hire/don’t hire based on identity. So either a rejection of the right of an American citizen to get such jobs just because one is an American or a accusation that this must be controlled to ensure American citizens get a job just based on that. I think the former. Whats the right score and how is the score?? They are right there is right and wrong answers as to who gets what BUT affirmative action etc is the bad guy in this choosing!! If Arizona university is so untrustworthy then why do people want to work there. I say any American has the absolute moral and legal right to gain any job IN THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS and no one can deny them because of identity. This university is doing just that. Taking the peoples rights like this should demand a court trial where the people det to defend themselves before their accusers. The people can defend themselves with the rights left to them by their ancestors. These things are always meant to ensure ethnic/women representation where otherwise they wouldn’t get it on the merits. Even evolutionary biology faces a real oppressive workplace.

By the way. is there affirmative action/equal chance for creationists?? Hmmm. I wonder if on the same principal of segregated hiring preferences THAT creationists could move up! If these others can accuse Americans of stopping their being hired, the reason for affirmative action etc, then SO CAN creationists. Some do now! Seems that way from Canada

From now on I will reply to Robert Byers and FL only at the BW. If only their posts would default to the the wall…

Rolf said:

From now on I will reply to Robert Byers and FL only at the BW. If only their posts would default to the the wall…

You can’t do that - it would be affirmative action. :)

Mr. Byers, do you get up early every morning just to practice being stupid? Should flat earthers also get equal time? How about astrologers? Should they be given time in classrooms as well? Alchemists, according to your twisted view, should be given time equal to chemists. Let’s chat at the bathroom wall, which is the proper venue for your drivel.

Mike Waldteufel said:

Mr. Byers, do you get up early every morning just to practice being stupid? Should flat earthers also get equal time? How about astrologers? Should they be given time in classrooms as well? Alchemists, according to your twisted view, should be given time equal to chemists. Let’s chat at the bathroom wall, which is the proper venue for your drivel.

No they shouldn’t. the reason being most people would not support and would oppose these ideas by 99%. However in origin matters its excellent hugh numbers, i understand 70 , would agree with both sides. The intelligence of the people sees legitimacy on both sides. They see their own numbers disagree. My quip about equal opportunity for creationism is something that should be allowed. its not a secret agenda to discriminate against people about what they deserve in their nation by oppressive rulers. Everything is connected in these times.

Kevin B said:

Rolf said:

From now on I will reply to Robert Byers and FL only at the BW. If only their posts would default to the the wall…

You can’t do that - it would be affirmative action. :)

It would be intelligent design.

Byers is at least overt about it. If you can work out what he means - not an easy task - it’s perfectly simple. To Byers, this is a political battle. What matters is not whether the proposition is true or false, nor what evidence supports or disproves it, but what proportion believe it. The argument, to him, is simply ad populum.

Or not quite. He knows he’s actually in a slowly shrinking minority. So the argument ad populum undergoes a slight Byersian modification. Again, what’s true or false doesn’t matter, nor does the evidence. (To Byers, it never did.) It also doesn’t matter that the majority accept evolution. What matters is the proportion that can be persuaded that creationism has an equal claim with evolution to be taught as science in the public schools, despite the fact that 99.99% of relevant scientists say that creationism isn’t science at all.

But that means that getting it into the public schools is a purely political end, sought by purely political means. Byers doesn’t dissemble that, because he’s too obtuse to understand what follows from it - that creationism isn’t science.

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