Postdoctoral Research Associates - Genomics/Bioinformatcs

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available at the
Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU). The Postdoctoral
Research Associates will be part of the Cartwright lab (
located in the Biodesign Center for Personalized Diagnostics.  The lab is
focused on evolutionary research related to the mechanisms of evolution,
including mutation and population variation. We develop statistical
software to process large, genomic datasets to identify and study somatic
and germline mutation patterns. Successful candidates will participate in
three federally funded research programs: (1) analysis of mutation
accumulation lines from the ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila, (2)
development of DeNovoGear, a general toolkit for the study of mutation
rates from next-gen sequencing of related individuals and cells, and (3)
development of phylogenomic methods to reconstruct phylogenies from
whole-genome sequencing.  Corresponding projects in the lab involve the
study of somatic and germline mutations in humans, chimps, trees, bacteria,
bees, mice, and cancer.

In particular, under guidance from Dr. Cartwright, the candidate is
expected to:

 * Work both independently and closely with other members of the lab
 * Map and/or assemble next-generation sequencing data
 * Adapt existing genomic techniques to non-model organisms
 * Develop novel, high-throughput methodologies to identify de novo
mutations by comparing related individuals and somatic samples.
 * Present the results of research at meetings, in publications, etc.

Instructions to Apply

The position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover
letter, CV, summary of past work, and the names and email addresses of
three references to Dr. Cartwright at [log in to unmask] Please put
'Postdoctoral Research Associate' in the subject line of your email.

The Cartwright Lab ( offers a productive environment,
in which researchers are given the freedom to explore new ways of solving
scientific problems. There are opportunities to work with a large number of
collaborators at both ASU and worldwide. We are located in the Valley of
the Sun (Phoenix, AZ, USA), home to 4.5 million people, and short driving
distances from numerous outdoor activities in the Sonoran Desert. Biking,
hiking, mountain climbing, and bird watching are all popular activities in
the area.

The Biodesign Institute Mission

The Biodesign Institute at ASU addresses today's critical global challenges
in healthcare, sustainability and security by developing solutions inspired
from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially
viable productss and clinical practices.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will be
considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin,
disability protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU's full non‐discrimination statement:

Title IX statement:

Reed A. Cartwright, PhD
Barrett Honors Faculty
Assistant Professor of Genomics, Evolution, and Bioinformatics
School of Life Sciences
Human and Comparative Genomics Laboratory
The Biodesign Institute
Arizona State University
Address: The Biodesign Institute, PO Box 875301, Tempe, AZ 85287-5301 USA
Packages: The Biodesign Institute, 1001 S. McAllister Ave, Tempe, AZ
85287-5301 USA
Office: Biodesign B-220C, 1-480-965-9949