Hello all,

There's a post-doc opening in the Makova Lab at Penn State.  See below.

Dave C

Are you interested in genomics and do you have skills in Bioinformatics,
Computational Biology and Statistics? The Makova lab in the Department of
Biology at The Pennsylvania State University is looking to hire a
postdoctoral researcher for an NSF-funded project examining regional
variation in mutation rates (see our recent publication in PNAS:
Kuruppumullage Don, Ananda, Chiaromonte, Makova
With new sequencing technologies, multiple human genomes and their detailed
annotations (e.g., ENCODE) are suddenly accessible to us. This gives us a
terrific opportunity to explore previously inaccessible evolutionary
processes (e.g., mutation) and other biological associations (location of
genes in certain mutation states, as identified by HMMs). Such knowledge is
vital in a clinical setting where disease mutations need to be evaluated.
Our resources and links with medical researchers at Hershey Medical School
and computational biologists from the Galaxy
team<http://galaxyproject.org/>put us in a great position to address
these questions.

Candidates should have experience in bioinformatics, working knowledge of
statistics and should have a broad understanding of molecular biology and
genetics. Familiarity with next-generation sequencing data analysis is
desirable. A PhD is required. You will be joining an established dynamic
group. We are part of the Center for Medical
Genomics<http://www.huck.psu.edu/center/medical-genomics>and of the
for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics <http://www.bx.psu.edu/>. Penn
State is a vibrant scientific community with particular strengths in
genomics, bioinformatics and molecular evolution. Our location, in State
College, Pennsylvania, is known for excellent schools and numerous
opportunities for outdoor activities.
The starting date is flexible, with an earlier date preferred. This
position is funded for one year from date of hire, with good possibility of
refunding. Interested applicants should send a pdf with a CV, a statement
of research interests, and contact information for three referees to Kateryna
Makova <kmak...@bx.psu.edu>, indicating postdoc in the subject line.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in
accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative
action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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