Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Rokas Lab, Nashville Tennessee

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Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Rokas Lab, Nashville

The Rokas lab (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) seeks to recruit multiple postdoctoral fellows to study the evolution of fungal genomes during the 2021-2022 academic year. In the Rokas lab, we study of the DNA record to gain insight into the patterns and processes of evolution. We use a combination of computational and experimental approaches to understand

a. The evolution of the metabolic genotype-phenotype map across all ~1,200 known species in the budding yeast subphylum, and

b. The repeated evolution of pathogenicity in filamentous fungi from the genus Aspergillus and its association with multiple biological (e.g., thermotolerance) and chemical (e.g., production of secondary metabolites) traits.

Applicants with strong backgrounds in fungal biology, phylogenomics, population genetics, evolutionary biochemistry, computational biology, comparative genomics, or functional genomics are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong communication skills, be highly organized, self-motivated, creative, and enjoy working independently and as part of interdisciplinary collaborations. Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief (1 page max) statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references to Professor Antonis Rokas ( For more information on the Rokas lab please visit:

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, embraces diversity and inclusion, and has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty and to teaching students who are diversified by gender, race/ethnicity, and other social locations. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University ranks in the top 15 National Universities and is located in the heart of Music City, Nashville, TN. Nashville is consistently rated as a great place to live (