Postdoc: Dartmouth.Comparative Genomics and Microbial Evolution
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*Postdoctoral Position in Comparative Genomics and Microbial Evolution*
A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in the lab
of Olga Zhaxybayeva at the Biological Sciences Department of Dartmouth
College in Hanover, NH. Zhaxybayeva's lab uses computational approaches
to study how microbes evolve and adapt to their environments. Ongoing
projects fall into the following broad areas: 1) Studying impact of
horizontal gene transfer on microbial populations; 2) Characterization
of microbial communities; and 3) Deciphering genomic signatures of
microbial adaptations. More information about Zhaxybayeva's lab is
available at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ecglab/.
Qualified applicant must have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biology,
microbiology, computer science, statistics or a related field with
background and strong interest in molecular evolution. The ideal
candidate will already have some experience working with large genomic
data sets. Prior programming or scripting expertise is a plus. The
responsibilities will include pipeline development for analyses of
next-generation data sets and utilization of high-performance computing
The successful candidate should anticipate contributing to a variety of
ongoing collaborative research projects with teams across the United
States and Canada. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to
establish his/her own independent projects and to collaborate with the
faculty at Geisel School of Medicine, and the Institute of Quantitative
Biomedical Sciences. In addition to becoming a part of a vibrant
research and educational environment, the incumbent can take advantage
of professional development programs offered by Dartmouth College's
The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal
for up to two additional years contingent upon performance and funding.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Start date is negotiable. *Interested applicants
should send a single PDF file containing CV, one-page statement of
research interests and contact information of three referees to Olga
Zhaxybayeva at ECGLabJobs@gmail.com.*
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and
consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions.
Dartmouth offers competitive salary and benefits along with the
opportunity to live in a picturesque rural region that provides
year-round recreational activities and is located near major cities such
as Boston, Montreal, and New York.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
that has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons
with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Olga Zhaxybayeva, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
78 College Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Office: (603) 646-8616