The American Museum of Natural History seeks highly qualified applicants for two postdoctoral positions for its Gerstner Postdoctoral Scholars program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The 2019-20 application cycle includes a special opportunity for applicants who want to pursue comparative biology research relevant to human health or biomedicine.
Successful applicants will pursue independent and collaborative computational research in integrative studies of genomics, spatial bioinformatics or biodiversity informatics, alongside faculty and other researchers interested in phylogenetics, phylogeography, evolutionary, and high-throughput phenomic/phenotypic studies. Gerstner Scholars in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (GSB&CB) also will contribute to the design, development, and implementation of new algorithms and other bioinformatics tools that are customized for Museum research and address emerging big data issues in phylogenetic and comparative biology analyses. In association with their professional development and contributions to the Museum, a portion of each Scholars’ efforts will include teaching and workshops (with the Richard Gilder Graduate School and Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics) and assistance to Museum scientists and students with their bioinformatics and computational biology research.
Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Genomics, or a related discipline, with experience in the bioinformatics of large biological data sets. Proficiency in Python, Perl, and/or R is required, and familiarity with those and other languages, such as C++/C, or Java, is desirable. Candidates should have documented skills in genome informatics, such as sequence processing, de novo and reference guided assembly, read mapping, gene annotation and discovery, and/or processing phenomic, transcriptomic, or phylogenomic datasets. Candidates should have extensive research experience with a solid publication record, ideally with some experience in phylogenetic methods, and excellent interpersonal, writing and problem-solving skills.
For the full job ad, application link, and further information on the Gerstner Scholars program, please go to: www.amnh.org/research/richard-gilder-graduate-school/academics-and- research/fellowship-and-grant-opportunities/gerstner-scholars-program/gerstner-scholars-in- bioinformatics-computational-biology
Application Deadline: December 5.
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