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Postdoctoral Associate in Quantitative Evolutionary Biology

Employer: Cornell University
Posted: August 5, 2014
Expires: September 30, 2014
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The Messer lab at Cornell has two openings for postdoctoral associates in quantitative evolutionary biology. Applicants should be interested in pursuing research that integrates theory and modeling approaches with the analysis of population genomic and molecular/clinical data to study the dynamics of rapid molecular adaptation.

The lab is located in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology within the vibrant research community of Cornell University. There are plenty of opportunities for the development of individual research projects as well as collaborative work. Applicants can expect a fun and creative research environment with extensive individual mentoring and support to develop their own interests and ideas. The lab is equipped with high-performance computing resources and can provide funding for sequencing projects.

Initial appointments are for one year with the possibility of extension. Salaries will be competitive and include university benefits.


Candidates should have strong analytical skills, be proficient in at least one programming language (ideally C or C++) and have experience with the analysis of large-scale genomic data sets. However, interdisciplinary applicants with backgrounds in Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or a similar discipline that have a genuine interest in evolutionary biology are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of the appointment.

To apply, applicants should email a CV, description of research interests and experience (maximum two pages) and contact information for two references, combined in a single pdf document, directly to Philipp Messer ( Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Philipp W. Messer Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology Cornell University 102J Weill Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 phone: 408-636-8701

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