Postdoc in Population Genomics

Organization: 
Rutgers University
Job Location: 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Job Description: 

Postdoctoral positions in Population Genomics at Rutgers University

Seeking qualified applicants for a post-doctoral position with Andrew
Kern in the Department of Genetics and the Human Genetics Institute of
New Jersey at Rutgers University. One postdoc position is unassociated
with a particular project, however recent work in the lab spans the
intersection of machine learning, population genetics, comparative
genomics, and evolutionary biology. The other postdoc position is NIH
funded to work on methods development for parameter inference in Isolation
with Migration (IM) models. This work will be done in collaboration with
the lab of Jody Hey.

More information about the Kern lab can be found here:
http://kernlab.rutgers.edu . Information about our collaborator Jody Hey
can be found here: http://genfaculty.rutgers.edu/hey . More information
about the department can be found here: http://genetics.rutgers.edu/. The
Kern lab is located on the Busch campus of Rutgers University, in central
New Jersey, and is in easy commuting range to New York City.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
positions are filled. The position could begin as early as August,
2013. Interested candidates should submit an electronic version of their
CV along with a cover letter describing their qualifications and relevant
experience to Andrew Kern (kern@biology.rutgers.edu)

Requirements: 

The ideal candidate would hold a Ph.D. and have a record of
research achievement in population genetics, computational biology,
computer science, statistics, or a related field. A background in
comparative/population/evolutionary genomics is of course highly
desirable. In addition the candidate should have experience programming
in C, a scripting language (Ruby, Python, or Perl is fine), and would
ideally be comfortable with cluster computing environments.

Contact Information: 

Andrew Kern (kern@biology.rutgers.edu)