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Postdoctoral Associate Position in Computational Biology

Department of Biostatistics

The Townsend Lab in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut is seeking one or more computational biology Postdoctoral Associates to join our team. We have an excellent history of placing postdoctoral candidates on their ideal career trajectory. Our research profile is highly productive, and spans cancer, infectious disease, and fungal genetics.

The appointed associate will perform analyses of somatic mutation and variant selection, quantifying strength of selection on cancer driver genes, selective epistatic interactions, and temporal evolution of cancer phenotypes associated with somatic genetic alterations, with access to excellent computational resources.

Computational expertise in analysis and data visualization, ideally in R, is not required but would be a plus. We are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. and experience with cancer genomics, bioinformatics, phylogenetics, and/or evolutionary biology. Experienced candidates interested in a longer term Associate Research Scientist position would be considered.

The one-year appointment is immediately available, has a flexible start date, and is renewable. New Haven is a small, walkable city in the state of Connecticut with a diversity of options for home life, recreation, and entertainment, and excellent transportation access to New York City.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your CV, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and research interests, and contact information for three references.

Please apply online here.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Townsend.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.