Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Comparative Genomics and Phylogenomics

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Comparative Genomics and Phylogenomics

Chicago, IL

The Grainer Bioinformatics Center of the Science and Education Department at The Field Museum is recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on phylogenomic analyses of non-model organisms, with a focus on symbiotic fungi. We are looking for an individual with a strong interest and background in computational biology and/or bioinformatics. The position is for a term of 12 months, with the possibility for extension. Possible start date is June 1st, 2019 but is flexible.

The research entails studies on molecular evolution and diversification of non-model organisms. The successful applicant will be involved in various aspects of comparative genome analyses, including genome sequencing and analysis, phylogenomic applications, and species delimitation. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in phylogenetic analyses, generating and analyzing genomic datasets, competency with at least one scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python, R), and interest in applying new statistical approaches. Experience with phylogenetics and population genomics is a plus. Well-developed communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills are essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate leadership ability to assist the PI with the direction and training of students.

The successful applicant is expected to publish at least one research paper as lead author within a year and collaborate as co-author on at least two additional research papers. Guidance will be provided following the Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan.

Please contact with questions Felix Grewe (

All applicants need to include a statement of interest, CV with publication list, and contact information of 3 professional references to be considered.

Please apply here


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