Postdoctoral Research Associates
Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University - Arizona State University, AZ

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Postdoctoral Research Associates

The Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics (CEMI), one of 10 research centers in the Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates.

Focus of CEMI: Research in the Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics is at the intersection of medicine, genomics, and evolution. We use evolutionary knowledge to identify functionally important parts of genomes and to predict functional consequences of variations in populations and individuals. By pursuing integrated computer analytical (in silico) and experimental biological approaches, we are evaluating the importance of different parts of the genome and inferring the origins and propagation of genetic mutations. Our scientific programs bring together university faculty, professional scientists, and students with a commitment to discovery and technology development, to address four primary research themes.

Personal Genomics: Predicting adaptive and disease propensities of mutation in individuals

Disease origins: Tracing pathogen evolution to unravel dynamics of infections and drug resistance

Functional Proteomics: Discovering functionally important elements of genomes

Discovery Bioinformatics: Modeling, analysis, and simulations to discover patterns and test predictions

More information on research within the Biodesign Institute can be found at and on CEMI at .

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Successful candidates will perform state-of-the-art research and development in one or more of the four areas mentioned above. A doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc.) in one of the above-mentioned or related areas is required. The position is renewable annually based on performance and availability of funding up to a maximum of three years, and candidates are expected to be within five years of their doctoral degree.

To apply, forward one document that includes a cover letter, detailed CV, and 3 references to . Please put the job title in the subject line of the letter.

The initial close date is January 10, 2011, Applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the job is filled/closed. A background check is required for employment. ASU is an EO/AA employer and is committed to excellence through diversity.

CEMI also has opportunities for Associate Research Technologists – Bioinformatics, and Assistant Professors – Research.

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