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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Requisition Number STFR003849
Division/College College of Science
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Marine Science Center at Nahant
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 07/10/2017

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kathleen Lotterhos at Northeastern University. The postdoc will also be mentored by Sam Yeaman at the University of Calgary. The successful candidate will be part of an NSF-funded project to study the behavior of genome scans across a range of genomic architectures, from monogenic to highly polygenic. The successful candidate will be expected to generate a large set of realistic simulations, evaluate various types of statistical methods for analyzing genomic data, and manage a diverse team of developers and collaborators. The Lotterhos Lab is based at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts (NUMSC). The NUMSC has a strong research presence in evolution and ecology research and there are many opportunities for interaction and collaboration both there and in the greater Boston area. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse educational backgrounds.


Applicants will be expected to develop and lead projects. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Genetics, Statistics, Computational Biology (bioinformatics, systems biology), or related disciplines. A computing background is required, especially experience with Unix, and knowledge in one or several programming languages (R/BioConductor, Python, C/C++, etc). Candidates should demonstrate a strong track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Additional Information

The appointment is for 24 months. Start time is flexible, with a desired start in Fall 2017. This appointment is funded by a grant received from an outside source. The duration of this position is contingent upon the continued availability of funding from this grant at its current financial level.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Articles/Published Texts 1
Optional Documents
  1. Articles/Published Texts 2
  2. Articles/Published Texts 3

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