The American Museum of Natural History seeks highly qualified applicants for its Gerstner Postdoctoral Fellows program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Successful applicants must be able to work effectively in applying innovative techniques to pursue independent and collaborative bioinformatics and computational research in integrative studies of genomics or spatial bioinformatics or biodiversity informatics, alongside faculty and other researchers interested in phylogenetics, phylogeography, evolutionary studies, and phenomics (the use of high-throughput computational methods to analyze morphological, physiological, and other phenotypic form and function). Fellows also will participate in the design, development and implementation of new algorithms, bioinformatics tools and infrastructure and computational methods to facilitate genomic assemblies and analyses, as well as developing methods to catalyze ongoing synthesis of phylogenetic information and address ‘big data’ issues from a computational perspective.
A portion of each Fellows’ efforts also will include: 1) teaching, training and workshops, 2) research collaboration with and assistance to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and other Museum colleagues in accessing including data storage, retrieval, and assembly; and 3) maintaining software and related resources.
The initial appointment will be for one year, potentially renewable for one to two additional years based on performance.