Postdoctoral Associate

Research Foundation for SUNY
Albany, New York
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Postdoctoral Associate (R21-20)

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to contribute to our research program in bacterial population genomics and evolution ( Our lab generates and analyzes large genomic datasets from diverse bacterial species to understand the ecological and evolutionary processes (e.g., horizontal gene transfer, recombination, selection) that shape the population structure, adaptation and speciation in bacteria. The Postdoctoral Associate will have access to numerous resources including a high-performance computing cluster, established analytical pipelines, molecular biology laboratory with sequencing technology, and a plethora of high-quality genomic data. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop innovative bioinformatics methods or pipelines that fit with the general priorities of the group. This position is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and is available immediately.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD degree received within the past three years from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, systems biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology or related fields.
  • Experience with next generation sequencing data analysis, genetic knowledge, and statistical fluency.
  • Experience in at least one scripting language and familiarity with Unix/Linux computing environments are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates should demonstrate a track record of consistent publication.
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Should be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Molecular biology laboratory skills are welcomed but not essential.

Additional Information:
Salary Range:  $50,000-$57,000 Depending on experience and qualifications

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As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Please contact Dr. Cheryl P. Andam by email for more information ([email protected]).

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 



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