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[Maize] Postdoctoral Research Position, Iowa State University, Evolutionary Genomics

Matthew Hufford via maize%40net.bio.net (by mhufford from iastate.edu)
Thu Sep 5 11:27:05 EST 2013

Postdoctoral Researcher: Evolutionary Genomics

A postdoctoral position is available on the evolutionary genomics of maize
in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at
Iowa State University (ISU).  The position will be offered through
collaboration between Matthew Hufford of EEOB and Andrew Severin, head of
the Genome Informatics Facility at ISU, providing the chosen candidate with
opportunities in both population genomics and bioinformatics.  Salary will
be $55,000 per annum with an initial appointment of one year and possible
extension to additional years based on performance and funding.

The postdoctoral scholar will use next-generation sequencing data to
identify polymorphisms across an Americas-wide sample of maize landraces
and, through population genomic analyses, test the hypothesis that maize
has acquired adaptation to highland conditions in parallel in multiple
geographic regions. Possibilities also exist for the candidate to develop
new projects related to the overall goals of the Hufford Lab and the Genome
Informatics Facility.

An ideal candidate would have a strong background in evolutionary genetics,
prior experience with whole-genome next-generation sequencing data, and
well-developed computational and analytical skills.  The start date is
flexible, with a preference for starting during or prior to January of 2014.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, contact information for three
references, and a cover letter to Matthew Hufford (mhufford from iastate.edu).

Additional information regarding the Hufford Laboratory and the Genome
Informatics Facility can be found at the following URLs:



Matthew Hufford
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University
Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology
339A Bessey Hall
phone:  515-294-8511
email:  mhufford from iastate.edu <mhufford from mail.iastate.edu>

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