Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Neuroscience, Genomics, Biology

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Neuroscience, Genomics, Biology


Tempe, Arizona

Open Date

Jul 12, 2022


Dr. Noah Snyder-Mackler, the School of Life Sciences (SOLS), and the Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to pursue projects related to environmental and individual effects on gene regulation in the aging brain and body. This is a full-time fiscal year (12-months), benefits-eligible appointment for one year with subsequent annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The anticipated start date is fall, 2022. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree.

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Required qualifications:

  • Must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, genomics, biology, or related areas.
  • Experience in high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, and/or neuroscience.
  • Applicant may not have had more than four (4) years of previous postdoctoral experience.
  • Applicant may not have been previously employed as an assistant professor, associate professor, or professor on the tenure track.


Desired qualifications:

  • Experience and cross-training in genomics, bioinformatics, and neuroscience are desirable.
  • Experience in single-cell genomics data generation and analysis is preferred.
  • The successful candidates will have an interest in understanding how individual variation in environment and demographics is linked to molecular changes in the brain and periphery ultimately impacting health.
  • The candidate will also have outstanding organizational and writing skills, a demonstrated capacity for independence and innovation, as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials to

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter outlining research experience, professional trajectory, and fit for the position
  3. Names and contact information for three references
  4. Diversity statement-- A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning August 24, 2022. If not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed.

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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