Population Genomics in the Garrigan Lab

A Postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Daniel Garrigan. Research themes of the lab include (1) evolutionary analysis of whole-genome polymorphism data, (2) modeling of population structure, divergence and speciation and (3) coalescent theory. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in population genetics and computational biology. There will be an excellent opportunity to develop strong computer programming and statistical skills with direct applications to the analysis of genome-wide datasets from both humans and Drosophila. Start date is flexible.

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To apply, send by e-mail a CV, a brief statement of research interests and contact information for 2-3 academic references to Dan Garrigan (


Mutualistic Interactions and Diversity of Drosophila and its Gut Microbiota

A postdoctoral position is available in the Jaenike lab to investigate interactions between various species of Drosophila and their gut microbiotas. The research project is funded by the NSF Dimensions of Diversity Program and will be a collaborative effort between Cornell University (Drs. Angela Douglas and Greg Loeb) and our lab at Rochester. The work in our lab will involve field and laboratory experiments on the interaction between gut symbionts and the ecology of various species of Drosophila. In addition, we will interact extensively with the Cornell group to explore the taxonomic and functional diversity of these microbiotas using genomic methods. A second postdoctoral position for this project is available in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas at Cornell (details at

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The position may begin as early as January 1, 2013. Prior experience with experimental studies of insects is necessary, and experience with next-gen molecular methods is desirable. To apply, send by e-mail a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 academic references to John Jaenike ( To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by October 31, 2012; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.