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.**

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**To apply, forward one document that includes a cover letter, detailed CV, and names of 3 references to [](** 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.