Postdoctoral Scholar- Genomics, Genome Assembly, Primate Evolution Integrative Biology

Unversity of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Scholar- Genomics, Genome Assembly, Primate Evolution Integrative Biology

Position overviewPosition title: Non Senate
Salary range: The UC postdoc salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: . The current minimum salary range for this position is $64,480 – $71,908. Salaries above the minimum may be offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: December 2023

Position duration: Two years with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window
Open date: September 24, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 9, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Nov 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Interested in long read sequencing and genome assembly? Structural variation? Computational Biology? Evolution? Primate genomics? Check out this opportunity in the Sudmant lab!

The Sudmant lab at the Integrative Biology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking postdocs to work on a fully funded NIH project to assemble and analyze haplotype-resolved near-T2T genomes from 50 diverse primates species. This NSF/NIH EDGE funded project seeks to analyze these genome assemblies to better understand how the structures of primate genomes have evolved and responded to different selective pressures over the last several million years. Some specific topics of interest include: characterizing lineage specific gene expansions, identifying patterns of balancing selection and ILS, and characterizing patterns of diversity. The project will also involve novel methods development and application. This project is in collaboration with Matthew Mitchell (Coriell) and Erik Garrison (UTHSC). Genome sequencing is currently ongoing using several different long-read technologies (PacBio, ONT, HiC).
Additional duties include disseminating research results through presentations and publications, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Our lab philosophy is firmly based on the premise that science should be fun, inclusive, collaborative, and open.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a PhD degree program (or equivalent international degree program).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) and record of published science. No more than three years of post-degree research experience by start date.

Preferred qualifications
Experience in genetics, genomics, biology, computer science or related fields and demonstrated record of productivity and publications.
Experience with either generating or analyzing large-scale genomic data.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines .

Reference requirements

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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Job location
Berkeley, CA

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