Szpiech Lab

Population Genetics | Evolutionary Genomics

An NIH-funded Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the Szpiech Lab in the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University to study population genetics and complex trait evolution. Our work combines computational and statistical approaches, with a strong emphasis on methods development, simulation, and empirical data analysis.

The position requires a completed Ph.D. preferred in population genetics, evolutionary biology, statistics, applied mathematics, or computer science. The position is ideal for someone with training in statistical, theoretical, or computational population genetics, and/or someone with a strong background in evolution, mathematical biology, statistics, or computer science, and an interest in population genetics. Programming experience, especially with Python and/or C/C++, is a plus.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter and a CV (including names of referees). For further information please email Dr. Szpiech at szpiech at psu dot edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application available here.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with the possibility of renewal based upon performance and available funding.

More information about Penn State and resources for Postdoctoral scholars can be found on the following website: Standard University background checks will be required.

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