Hiring

The Pfeifer lab invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Evolutionary/Population Genetics, Genomics, or Bioinformatics.

Research in the lab focuses on analyzing genomic variation to quantify evolutionary processes, utilizing a combination of large-scale data analysis and modeling. Research topics are open to discussion and mutual interest though should fall within the general interests of the lab. Current research focuses on the study of population genetic processes in primates, as well as of adaptation during rapid environmental change (more detailed information may be found on the lab website: http://spfeiferlab.org/). The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. in evolutionary/population genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, statistics, or similar.

The lab offers a stimulating, interdisciplinary, and supportive work environment with excellent opportunities for collaborative efforts as well as independent accomplishments. The lab is based in the School of Life Sciences and is associated with both the Centers for Mechanisms of Evolution (biodesign.asu.edu/mechanisms-evolution) and Evolution and Medicine (evmed.asu.edu). The lab has strong intellectual ties – including weekly lab meetings, seminars, and journal clubs – with the local evolutionary/population genetics, primate genomics, and computational biology research community (ASUpopgen.org). Phoenix stays warm year-round with over 300 days of sunshine and offers many excellent restaurants, a vibrant art, music, and cultural scene, as well as beautiful nature preserves for any kind of outdoor activities.

Informal inquires as well as applications (including a short summary of research interests, CV, and contact information for two references) should be emailed to susanne.pfeifer@asu.edu. The evaluation of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a suitable candidate has been found. The start date is flexible.