Postdoctoral Position in Computational Genomics

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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Genomics

School of Life Sciences and the Center for Evolution and Medicine Arizona State University

Position Description

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Computational Genomics in the laboratory of Melissa Wilson, PhD. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree. The laboratory’s focus is on studying sex as a biological variable in multiple contexts including sex determination, sex differences in demographic history, and sex differences in human health. Anticipated start date is August 2021.


Essential Duties
The Scholar will be involved in all aspects of the research, including sex differential analyses of human and non-human data, data collection and cleaning, pipeline generation and implementation, data consolidation/analyses, and preparation of manuscripts. The Scholar will present research findings to relevant professional meetings and participate in grant submissions.


Minimum Qualifications

Individuals with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biology, genetics, evolution, bioinformatics, genomics, computational biology or relevant discipline, by time of appointment, and demonstrated research productivity are encouraged to apply. Experience with standard computational genomics techniques is necessary.


Desired Qualifications     
Demonstrated experience in writing and oral communication skills are highly desired. Candidates with research background and interest in computational genomics and sex differences will be given special consideration.


Application Instructions 
To apply, please submit electronically to the following materials: 1) A brief cover letter summarizing research interests and career goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three professional references. For more information about the position, please contact

Application deadline is July 2, 2021; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.


Working Environment

Location of office/lab space is on the Arizona State University Campus in Tempe, AZ.


About ASU

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the second consecutive year, followed by #2 Stanford and #3 MIT. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

ASU’s School of Life Sciences is home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. We understand there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Approved 5/24/21 (jk)