The evolutionary genomics lab of John Pool is recruiting a full time or part time bioinformatics researcher. The Pool Lab uses genomic data and Drosophila fly experiments to gain insights into fundamental evolutionary processes. Research areas include the genetic architecture of adaptive trait evolution, the early stages of reproductive isolation, and the relationship between genetic diversity and evolvability. The lab currently includes the professor, one postdoctoral researcher, four PhD students, and four undergraduates.
The bioinformatics researcher will: (1) Perform next generation sequencing data processing, assembly, and analysis for genomics research projects, (2) Facilitate the use of lab-developed genomic data analysis methods by the broader research community, and (3) Manage the lab's computational resources, and help lab members overcome computational challenges.
Our research group was founded 9 years ago and currently includes 1 postdoc and 6 graduate students. Further lab info: http://www.johnpool.net
We are highly interested in adding to the diversity of our lab in a broad sense, including gender balance, cultural perspectives, and intellectual backgrounds and skill sets.
UW-Madison offers a superb scientific environment with a supportive, collaborative, and egalitarian culture. Many labs focus on population genetics, evolutionary genomics, and Drosophila research: https://evolution.wisc.edu/people/faculty/ https://genetics.wisc.edu/drosophila-and-other-insects/
Madison offers an exceptional quality of life in a beautiful landscape, and has been ranked as the best US city for young adults. Downtown and campus are bordered by lakes, and Madison features diverse art, music, cultural, and culinary offerings. http://www.visitmadison.com/media/rankings/
Please see the link above for further information about this position.