American Museum of Natural History

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in the biological sciences, bioinformatics, comparative biology, computational biology, computer science, evolution/ecology, genomics, molecular biology, or a related discipline, with substantial experience in the computational analysis and bioinformatics of large biological data sets. Proficiency in Python and/or R is required, and familiarity with other languages, such as C++/C is desirable. Candidates should have skills in genome informatics and/or processing phenomic, transcriptomic, or phylogenomic datasets. Candidates should have extensive research experience with a solid publication record, and excellent interpersonal, writing, and problem-solving skills.

Applicants are encouraged to contact potential research mentors/collaborators in advance to develop a research statement (see: RGGS Faculty List or RGGS Faculty Search). This program encourages applications from scholars with research interests that may have broad implications for such themes as advancing our understanding of the evolution and diversity of species and the "tree of life," genomics, and/or human and medical research. In addition, this year’s recruitment also includes a special call for applicants who want to pursue comparative biology research relevant to human health or biomedicine, with and contributing to the AMNH Bioinformatics.

Core and other AMNH colleagues to investigate the molecular biology of emerging pathogens; infectious diseases and their vectors; virology; and epidemics and public health; including collections-based work where relevant. Further information on the Gerstner Scholars program and prior Scholars are at GSB&CB Program and Prior GSB&CB.

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Application Deadline: Monday December 13, 2021. Applications must be completed by 11:59pm, Eastern Standard Time.

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Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter - indicating your interest, experience, and qualifications for the position
  2. Research Prospectus - provide a 150-word summary abstract AND a short (2-4 page, including figures, if relevant) prospectus of the type of research project(s) and bioinformatics-computational biology tools you propose to develop during the postdoctoral appointment; also specify potential research mentors you have contacted, if relevant. (Note: 1-2 additional pages are permitted for references cited in the prospectus. All abstracts and references are in addition to the 2-4 page limit).
  3. CV and Names of References
  4. 2 Academic Letters of Recommendation - letters of recommendation are required from people knowledgeable about your work (exclusive of AMNH curators).
  5. Publications - Files of up to five recent publications, or other documentation of relevant accomplishments in bioinformatics/computational biology.

For assistance with the application process, you may contact:

DUE DATE for all materials: Monday December 13, 2021.

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Last updated: 2022-01-16