Postdoctoral scholar

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
$47,659 to Negotiable per year + benefits
May 02 2019
Job ID 20717
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Scholar in Human Population Genetics

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida is seeking to hire up to 2 postdoctoral scholars to work as part of a team in a human population genomics research program developing statistical and computational methods for analyzing large-scale human genome sequence data focusing on inferring demographic histories.  A high level of competence is needed in computational skills (such as mastering programing languages such as Java or Python). A graduate level training in population genetics or bioinformatics or statistical genetics or Java programming experience is preferred. A successful post doc will have considerable latitude to develop and carry forward new, independent projects. The principal duties and obligations of the appointment are to conduct computational human genomics research, prepare research results for annual reports to granting agencies, and publish high quality articles in peer-reviewed research journals.  

One of 12 universities within the State University System of Florida, USF is one of the nation's top public research universities and a leading metropolitan research university.  USF is one of the 10 largest public universities in the US by enrollment.  The postdoctoral scholar will be based in Tampa, Florida, which is located on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Competitive candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biomedical Sciences and a strong background in bioinformatics, population genetics or molecular evolution.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Preferred candidates will have experience working in a population genomics/molecular evolution research laboratory, working on method/tool development or with extensive algorithm development and Java programming experience.  

To apply:  Complete an online application.  Visit

and search for Job ID 20717.  Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter describing how their past experiences, current expertise, and planned career path complement this position.

Affirmative Action:  USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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