Hiring

* Postdoctoral position available in Evolutionary and Comparative Genomics *

The Pfeifer lab at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in evolutionary and comparative genomics. We have multiple opportunities for projects, with the overarching theme being the development of computational methods, with an application of those methods to large-scale population genomic datasets. Our fundamental biological questions are focused upon the evolutionary processes governing mutation and meiotic recombination rates within and between species. For more detailed information on research, current members, and publications, please visit: http://spfeiferlab.org/.

* Required qualifications *
The successful candidate will have a strong research record in evolutionary biology, as well as a knowledge and interest in computational and statistical analysis (programming proficiency in R, Perl, or Python, as well as shell scripting, is essential). Previous experience with the analysis of high throughput sequencing data is an advantage. Preference will be given to candidates with clear evidence of research productivity in the form of a strong publication record and an ability to successfully communicate scientific information.

* Working environment *
The Pfeifer Lab is located in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. The School offers a supportive and stimulating scientific environment with a diverse collection of faculty with expertise across the life sciences, as well as access to excellent academic and computing resources. The lab is integrated in a large (and still growing) evolution, genomics, and population genetics research community on campus (ASUpopgen.org), as well as the Center for Evolution and Medicine (evmed.asu.edu), and the Center for Mechanisms of Evolution (biodesign.asu.edu/mechanisms-evolution) – a vibrant work environment with excellent opportunities for collaborative efforts as well as independent accomplishments. Phoenix offers a superb quality of life, with beautiful natural landscapes for recreational activities.

* Contact *
Interested applicants should send a one-page research statement clearly indicating their qualifications and motivation to join the group, CV, and contact information for three references to susanne.pfeifer[@]asu.edu. The review of applications will begin August 13th and will continue until a suitable candidate has been found. Informal inquiries are welcome. The start date is flexible.