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Yale University

Two potential post-doctoral positions in comparative evolutionary genomics are available in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University in the Townsend Laboratory.

1) Comparative functional genomics: To study the evolution and functional genomics of Saccharomyces or Neurospora, likely including studies of the functional genomics of development in Neurospora. Possible projects may include the evolution of gene expression and the functional genomics of interspecies infertility. This position will require an independent and motivated individual, preferably with laboratory experience working on Saccharomyces or Neurospora.

2) Comparative genomics: To study the evolution of genome sequence, with particular focus on the detection of selection in genome-wide sequence data and on the phylogenetic informativeness of partitions of genomic sequence. The candidate should have experience working with whole-genome datasets, constructing bioinformatic pipelines for large-scale data analysis, and familiarity with a wide variety of phylogenetic methods and software.

Applicants soon to acquire their Ph.D. or with previous postdoctoral experience are welcomed. All applicants should have received their Ph.D. prior to taking up the appointment.

Funding is available for multiple years, depending on performance. The salary will be greater than the NIH guidelines, and commensurate with
experience and expertise. Yale is located in New Haven in the heart of New England, close to Hartford, New York, Providence, and Boston.

Closing date: September 15, 2006. Starting date is flexible.

To apply, please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and contact information for three academic references to

Email: Jeffrey.Townsend@Yale.edu



University of California - Riverside


College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences - UCR

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for three new faculty members in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Appointments will be made at the ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE and FULL PROFESSOR levels. Successful candidates will join an innovative and multidisciplinary Institute of Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) that connects theoretical and experimental researchers from different departments in Life, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Engineering and various campus based Centers, e.g., the Center for Plant Cell Biology. The Center for Plant Cell Biology and IIGB have a vibrant faculty and excellent state-of-the-art facilities with advanced instrumentation and technical support in genomics, proteomics, microscopy and imaging, and bioinformatics. Each individual will become a member of a major academic department in his/her area of expertise with opportunities for a secondary appointment in a variety of departments and
colleges. Ideal candidates will develop state-of-the-art research on integrative data analysis and interpretation using mathematical and statistical models in biological systems. Such individuals will be catalysts to initiate and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborations addressing fundamental
biological questions in model and non-model organisms. The research emphasis should be on integrative approaches, such as systems biology, networks analysis, comparative genomics,
computational chemical genomics and structural bioinformatics. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain vigorous, innovative and collaborative research programs, have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in
departmental and interdepartmental graduate programs.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D., with a minimum of one year postdoctoral experience or equivalent preferred.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2006, and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of
research interests, and (3) letters from three references
(Assistant Professor) or names of three references (Associate
or Full Professor) to:

Sherice Underwood
Department of Botany & Plant Sciences
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521
or email application materials to: instsearch@ucr.edu
FAX (951) 827-4437

For additional information, visit http://cnas.ucr.edu,
http://www.genomics.ucr.edu/ and http://cepceb.ucr.edu/. The
University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.