Postdoctoral position in Population Genomics

Rutgers University
Job Location
Nelson Biolabs
604 Alison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Job Description

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. The 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 at Temple University.



More information about the Kern lab can be found here: . More information about the department can be found here: 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.



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.



How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The position could begin as early as July, 2015. 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.e

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