Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Pullman
Posted
Jan 23, 2018
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 51469

Work Location: Pullman

Summary of Duties:
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on evolutionary genomics and transcriptomics of Tasmanian devils and Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease, a transmissible cancer. This NIH/NSF-funded international collaboration builds on over 20 years of research tracking the spread of this unique infectious tumor across Tasmania and consequent endangerment of the iconic Tasmanian devil. Reference genomes are available for both tumor and devil and population genomic data have already been collected for >3500 Tasmanian devil individuals. The successful applicant will have an unprecedented opportunity to analyze thousands of devil genotypes and hundreds of tumor samples taken both before and after epizootics to test for selection throughout both genomes, coevolution, patterns of resistance, and phenotypic evolution of Tasmanian devils aided by pedigree reconstruction across Tasmania. The position is centered in the lab of Dr. Andrew Storfer (www.wsu.edu/~storfer) at Washington State University, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Hohenlohe at the nearby University of Idaho (8 miles away). Both universities have genomics core facilities, including the Institute of Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST; www.uidaho.edu/research/ibest), the WSU Genomics Core Facility (www.labs.wsu.edu/genomicscore/) and the WSU Kamiak High Performance Computing cluster (www.hpc.wsu.edu/) with state-of-of-the art equipment, computational facilities and staff support.

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline, combined with genomics and bioinformatics experience is required.

Posting Open Date: 01/19/2018

Posting Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/36285

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.

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