Postdoctoral Researcher, Gutenkunst group, University of Arizona (USA) ~

6 de septiembre de 2013

Postdoctoral Researcher, Gutenkunst group, University of Arizona (USA)

A postdoctoral research associate positions are available in the
Gutenkunst group, in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at
the University of  Arizona. The Gutenkunst group integrates computational
population genomics and systems biology to understand evolution, with a
focus on humans. For more information, see or contact Dr. Ryan Gutenkunst at

Emerging whole-genome data offer both great opportunities and great
challenges for understanding the genetic history of natural populations.
We seek a quantitatively-skilled researcher to develop and apply novel
computational methods for inferring demographic history and natural
selection from population-genomic data. Potential projects include
modeling selection on amino-acid altering mutations or building new
computational tools incorporating linkage into demographic inference. The
applicant's specific project will be designed in collaboration between the
applicant and Dr. Gutenkunst.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, a physical or computational
science, or mathematics. Applicants should also have prior computational
experience and be motivated, creative, and collegial. Experience with
genome-scale data is advantageous. The University of Arizona has great
strength in population genetics and quantitative biology, offering
potential interactions with Drs. Michael Hammer, Joe Watkins, Joanna
Masel, and others. Computational resources are similarly excellent. The
campus is highly interdisciplinary and very collegial. The University of
Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.

At 2,500 feet above sea level, culturally diverse Tucson, Arizona is
nestled among five mountain ranges in the beautiful Sonoran Desert and is
surrounded by Saguaro National Park. Housing is affordable, quality of
life is high, and outdoor recreation opportunities include the
southernmost ski area in the United States. The area receives over 350
days of sunshine per year and enjoys average high/low temperatures of
82/54 degrees F.

Applications should include a C.V., cover letter, and contact information
for three references. Please submit applications through, job number 53438. Application review begins
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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