Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jul 11, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Requisition Number: STFR003849

Division/College: College of Science

Location: Marine Science Center at Nahant

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


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.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.