A postdoctoral training position is available in the Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch (CSGB) of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, MD. The position is located in the laboratory of Andy Baxevanis, whose research group uses comparative genomics approaches to better-understand molecular innovations that drove the surge of diversity in early animal evolution. The overarching theme of Dr. Baxevanis’ research program is focused on how non-traditional animal models can be used to convey critical insights into human disease research. Dr. Baxevanis’ group is currently leading an international effort to sequence two cnidarian species: Hydractinia echinata and Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. The regenerative abilities of these colonial hydrozoans make them excellent models for the study of key questions related to pluripotency, allorecognition, and stem cell biology.
Candidates should have or be close to obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, molecular biology, or a closely related field. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed letter of interest, and the names of three potential references to Dr. Baxevanis at firstname.lastname@example.org.