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[The Cartwright Lab](http://cartwrig.ht/lab) at [Arizona State University](http://www.asu.edu/) 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
- 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.
[The Cartwright Lab](http://cartwrig.ht/lab) is part of the [Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics (CEMI)](http://cemi.asu.edu/), one of 10 research centers in [Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute](http://biodesign.asu.edu/). 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:
- 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.
- Work closely with collaborators to customize methodologies to specific experimental designs.
Ph.D. in genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field
- Experience working with genomes and evolutionary analyses
- Knowledge of programming languages including R, Python, and C++
- Knowledge of statistical methodologies
- Experience with short-read sequencing
**Application must contain:**
- Cover Letter
- 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/](http://cartwrig.ht/lab/) or [http://labs.biodesign.asu.edu/cartwright/](http://labs.biodesign.asu.edu/cartwright/).
**To apply, forward one document that includes a cover letter, detailed CV, and names of 3 references to [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com).** 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.