Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Molecular Evolution and Comparative Genomics

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Molecular Evolution and Comparative Genomics

The Grainger Bioinformatics Center of the Science and Education Department at the Field Museum is recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Research Scientist to conduct comparative genomics 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.

The research entails studies on molecular evolution and genomic adaptation of asexual organisms. You will be involved in various aspects of comparative genome analyses, including genome sequencing, assembly, and annotation. You should be able to demonstrate experience in comparative genomics, 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. You will join a diverse team of bioinformaticians, evolutionary biologists, and molecular scientists. You will also demonstrate leadership ability to assist the PI with the guidance and training of students.

In this postdoc role, you are expected to publish at least one research paper as lead author within a year and collaborate as co-author on additional research papers. Guidance will be provided following the Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan.

Please apply here. With your application, please include a statement of interest and CV with publication list.

As we adjust to working during this unprecedented time the Field Museum is committed to finding as much flexibility as possible with regards to remote working for this position.

Review of applications will begin on September 1st and continue until the position is filled.

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