Postdoctoral Research Associate Opening

The Cartwright Lab at Arizona State University is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates in the area of Computational Evolutionary Genetics (broadly defined). The Cartwright Lab is part of The Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics (CEMI), one of 10 research centers in the 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. Potential research topics for postdoctoral research associates include

  • The study of mutation patterns between human families and across species, using data from next-generation sequencing. This includes both indel and point-mutation patterns.
  • Models of frequency-dependent selection, with applications to genomic data.
  • New methods for alignment and phylogeny reconstruction that take into account the uncertainty of genomic data.
  • New methods for simulating homologous sequences that can be optimized to mimic natural datasets.

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To apply, forward one document that includes a cover letter, detailed CV, and 3 references to Please put the job title in the subject line of the letter. The initial closing date is January 31, 2012, Applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the job is filled/closed. A background check is required for employment. ASU is an EO/AA employer and is committed to excellence through diversity.

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Contact Dr. Cartwright at or 480-965-9949 for more information.