AMNH RGGS Gerstner Postdoctoral Scholars Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Closing Date: 13/12/2021

Postdoctoral position to conduct independent and collaborative computational research in areas such as evolutionary genomics, spatial bioinformatics or biodiversity informatics, phylogenetics, phylogeography, population genetics, or high-throughput phenomic/phenotypic evolution studies.

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is a natural history museum established in 1869 and located in New York City. Its mission is to discover, interpret, and disseminate – through scientific research and education – knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.

The AMNH Richard Gilder Graduate School (RGGS), established in 2006, offers its own PhD degree-granting programme. Additionally, RGGS serves as the umbrella for the Museum’s university-level programmes, including collaborative doctoral degree programmes with partner universities, internships, postdoctoral fellowships, and a series of grants programmes.

The RGGS Gerstner Postdoctoral Scholars Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology offers a postdoctoral position to a researcher pursuing comparative biology research through computational and bioinformatics methods in the broad range of disciplines (such as evolutionary genomics, spatial bioinformatics or biodiversity informatics, phylogenetics, phylogeography, population genetics, or high-throughput phenomic/phenotypic evolution studies).

Selected scholars will also contribute to the design, development and implementation of new algorithms and other bioinformatics tools that are customised for museum research and address emerging big data issues in phylogenetic and comparative biology analyses. In association with their professional development and contributions to the museum, a portion of each scholars’ efforts will include teaching and workshops and assistance to museum scientists and students with their bioinformatics and computational biology research through participation in the Museum’s Bioinformatics Core Team.

Funding body American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S22915
Category Biotechnology and Biology
Science and Technology

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