Postdoctoral position in canine evolutionary genomics at Cornell University ~

11 de enero de 2011

Postdoctoral position in canine evolutionary genomics at Cornell University

Seeking qualified applicants for a post-doctoral position with Nate Sutter
in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University (Ithaca, New
York). The research focuses on the evolution of the domestic dog genome
via frequent SINE retrotranspositions, the dog's rapid acquisition of
extreme phenotypic diversity and the genetics of body size.

We are exploring the pattern of retrotransposon insertions in the dog
genome and relating those insertion mutations to traits. While humans
have few segregating retrotransposons (~1200 ) the domestic dog has many
(>>10,000). We have developed libraries highly enriched for SINE flanks
that we solexa sequence and align to the dog genome.

Candidates who wish to combine computational and bioinformatic approaches
with experimental biology are highly encouraged to apply. The ideal
candidate will hold a Ph.D. and have a record of productive research
in molecular genetics, statistical genetics, computational biology or
a related field. Programming and database experience (perl, java, SQL,
etc.) is desirable.

Cornell University has an outstanding genetics/genomics community. The
College of Veterinary Medicine is a highly stimulating research
environment that features expert veterinary specialists and a busy vet
hospital. Ithaca is a small town situated in the heart of the "finger
lakes" wine and tourism region of upstate New York. There are many
waterfalls and hiking trails within easy driving distances.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic version of their CV,
the names and contact information for three references and a brief
cover letter describing their qualifications and relevant experience to The position is available immediately.

Nate Sutter
Assistant Professor of Medical Genetics
Cornell University

Nate Sutter

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