Postdoc on HGT & genome evolution – Jeff Palmer & Claude dePamphilis


An NSF-funded

postdoctoral position is available to work on a collaborative project between the labs of Dr. Jeff Palmer (Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington) and Dr. Claude dePamphilis (Department of Biology, Penn State University, University Park). This project is a follow-up to papers on the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes of the basal angiosperm Amborella that were led by our labs and published in the Dec. 20, 2013 issue of Science. The project focuses on evolutionary gene transfer, including transfer of mitochondrial and plastid sequences to the nucleus of Amborella, and the extensive horizontal transfer of foreign mitochondrial sequences to the mitochondrion of Amborella.


is a strictly bioinformatic/comparative genomic project involving extensive analysis of genome-scale sequence data. A Ph.D. in computational biology, evolutionary genetics, or a related field is required, and proficiency in computer programming is expected. Competitive candidates will have a strong record of prior publication in genome-scale data analysis, including bioinformatic pipeline construction, phylogenomics, and/or genome evolution. This position is funded for two years, with continued appointment dependent upon availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and full benefits are included.

To apply,

please submit, as a single unified PDF, a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a C.V., and contact information for three professional references to jpalmer) or Claude dePamphilis (cwd3).

Indiana University

is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All

qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Postdoc on HGT & genome evolution in plants – Jeff Palmer & Claude dePamphilis.docx

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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