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Posted on: Aug 27, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in the Akey Lab - Requisition# D-20-LSI-00004
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Description

The Akey laboratory, located in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, invites applications for multiple Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior research positions. The Akey lab is broadly interested in the evolutionary, functional, and phenotypic consequences of genetic variation and have ongoing projects in yeast, dogs, and humans.

The successful candidate will leverage existing and novel large-scale WGS data from geographically diverse populations to better understand human history and the evolutionary forces that have shaped extant patterns of human genomic diversity. The specific research program will be tailored to the interests of the individual, but we are particularly interested in archaic hominin admixture, and how interactions between modern and archaic forms of humans shaped the trajectory of modern human evolution. Although this is primarily a computational position, there will be opportunities to develop experimental collaborations (for example, to study the functional and phenotypic consequences of adaptively introgressed DNA). In addition, the successful candidate will benefit from the strong interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere in LSI, and have the opportunity to interact with many outstanding research groups in computational, statistical, and functional genomics (including John Storey, Olga Troyanskaya, Mona Singh, Britt Adamson)

Appointments are for one year, with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, housed in the Carl Icahn Laboratory at Princeton University, was established to innovate in research and teaching at the interface of modern biology and complementary quantitative sciences.  The Institute has a diverse interdisciplinary intellectual environment and provides significant support to its faculty and postdoctoral associates through heavy investment in state-of-the-art infrastructure and resources.

Essential Qualifications

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Population Genetics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or other disciplines with strong quantitative background.
  • Strong programming skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in population genetics analyses and working with large sequencing data sets.
  • Strong background in statistical inference.
  • Highly motivated and independent.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.

Applications must be submitted online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13261. Applications should include a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for three references.

Informal inquiries are welcome. Please contact Josh Akey at jakey@princeton.edu

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

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.

Posted on: Aug 09, 2019

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 https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=12882 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

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in the Adamson Lab - Requisition# D-19-LSI-00006
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Description

The Adamson lab in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior research position. The anticipated start-date is May 1st or later. Appointments are for one year, with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The Adamson Lab uses systems biology to understand how human cells coordinate protective responses to stress and seeks to learn how changes to those responses promote and support disease. Current work in the lab is focused on mapping the genetic networks that enable growth of cancer cells and delineating those that, in normal cells, influence various methods of gene editing. We seek a motivated and collaborative individual to contribute to high-resolution functional genomic studies in these areas. Our work combines experimental and computational methods. Therefore, we are seeking candidates with expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, or computational biology. The successful candidate will design innovative experimental systems to generate large genomic datasets and will establish or use computational methods to analyze the generated data. The work will incorporate cutting-edge technologies, including CRISPR screens and single-cell RNA-seq. More information on the Adamson lab (research and publications) is available at https://www.badamsonlab.com/

Essential Qualifications

- Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field.

- Strong track record of productivity.

Preferred Qualifications

- Previous experience with CRISPR-Cas technologies and / or functional genomics is a plus.

Applications must be submitted online at:  https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/11681. Applications should include a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for three references.

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

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.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions - Requisition# D-19-LSI-00001
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Description

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University was established to create innovative research and teaching programs at the interface of modern biology and the more quantitative sciences. We seek applicants for postdoctoral or more senior research positions to join any of the several interdisciplinary research groups in our Institute. Appointments are for one year, with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent is required.

Applicants should have training and a significant track record in one of the following areas:

  • developmental biology
  • experimental and/or theoretical biophysics
  • experimental and/or computational genomics
  • computer science, statistics, and/or machine learning with applications relevant to genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • population genetics / genomics
  • evolutionary biology
  • ecological genetics
  • metabolomics
  • proteomics
  • cell signaling
  • bacterial/yeast/animal cell molecular biology and genetics

Applications must be submitted online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/8441. Applications should include a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a brief statement (3 pages) of research interests and goals and the names and contact information for three references

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.

Posted on: Oct 05, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Requisition# D-18-LSI-00003
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Description

We seek applicants for postdoctoral research associate or more senior research positions to join Professor Joshua Rabinowitz's laboratory at Princeton University to work in the area of bioenergy and biofuels as a member of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team studying microbial hydrogen production from a quantitative perspective. Appointments are for one year, with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent in a relevant field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in cellular metabolism, microbial physiology, systems biology, mass spectrometry, instrument development, and/or computational chemistry; both experimental and computational scientists will be considered. Exceptional opportunities are available for highly motivated candidates with strong publication records, regardless of their specific area of expertise.

Applications must be submitted online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4401Applications should include a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a brief statement of research interests and goals and the names and contact information for three references.

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.