Bioinformatics Scientist Position in Evolutionary and Population Genetics

The Kocher Lab at Princeton University is hiring a bioinformatics scientist to study the genetic and environmental factors that shape variation in social behavior. We combine cutting-edge genomic tools with field and lab studies of solitary, social, and socially-polymorphic insect species.

We are looking for someone with strong quantitative and computational skills that is excited about developing accessible and reproducible computational pipelines to analyze these datasets. Because we are interested in how genes and environment interact to generate behavioral variation among individuals, we produce a wide range of genomic data, from DNA and RNAseq to single-cell sequencing and high-throughput functional genomic screens. Though not a requirement for this position, interested candidates will also have the opportunity to develop their own, independent research project in our group.

The Kocher Lab is housed in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the scientific community, and encourage you to apply! Ideal candidates will have a background in computational biology, bioinformatics, evolutionary or population genetics, or a similar field. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or similar levels of experience in one or more of these disciplines.

The start date for this position is flexible. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and benefits are included. The initial appointment is for one year at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position is subject to Princeton University's background-check policy.

Applications must be submitted on-line at and include a cover letter summarizing your research interests and experience, your current CV, and contact information for three references. Informal inquiries are also welcomed.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW