Postdoc Position at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

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Postdoc Position at Indiana University: A postdoc position is available in the Bracewell Lab at Indiana University, Bloomington. We are looking for a colleague to join an NIH NIGMS-funded project looking at chromosome/genome evolution at multiple evolutionary timescales in beetles and flies. We are particularly interested in understanding chromosome fusion/fission and changes in centromere position and the genomic changes that follow. Depending on the applicants’ background, directions could include large-scale comparative analyses in Drosophila to population genetics/genomics in a species of bark beetle with variation in neo-sex chromosomes. With this position, there is room to develop projects based on personal interest and research strengths under the larger umbrella of the project. Please reach out for more details on the projects and scope of research.

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Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Chromosome Evolution and Functional Consequences of Chromosome Fusion

Location: Indiana University, Bloomington

Eligibility/Qualification: A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field with previous research experience in evolutionary genetics, genomics, or bioinformatics is required. The ideal candidate will have some programming experience using both R and Python and familiarity with large-scale genomic analyses on high-performance computing clusters. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team are expected.

Job Description:

Postdoc Position studying chromosome evolution and functional consequences of chromosome fusion

The project focuses on chromosome/genome evolution at multiple timescales in beetles and flies, with a specific emphasis on chromosome fusion/fission and changes in centromere position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in various research directions, including large-scale comparative analyses in Drosophila and population genetics/genomics in a species of bark beetle with neo-sex chromosome variation. The position allows for the development of projects based on personal interests and research strengths within the broader scope of the project.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter describing interest and previous experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to Online Application Portal. For questions about the position and additional details about the research, please contact Dr. Ryan Bracewell at

Last Date for Apply: Best consideration date is September 30th, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is negotiable but could be as early as November 1, 2023. 100% remote work is not available.

The Bracewell Lab is located on the beautiful Indiana University campus. The city of Bloomington is in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and provides ample outdoor recreation in an affordable mid-sized city.

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