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Postdoc in Bioinformatics of HIV Los Alamos National Lab


Postdoc opening in T6 Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group at Los Alamos National Lab

Detailed Description “What You Will Do”

The T-6 group (Theoretical Biology and Biophysics) in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in bioinformatics, molecular evolution and epidemiology, an/or immunology, to begin as early as summer 2020. Our group conducts research on a broad set of topics in global health, HIV/AIDS epidemiology, vaccine design, virus evolution, and runs two HIV/ for HIV genetic sequences and HIV Immunology. LANL scientists in the T-6 group working in these areas include Bette Korber, Karina Yusim, Will Fischer, Alan Perelson and Thomas Leitner. We collaborate actively with our colleagues throughout the laboratory and around the world. Job Requirements “What You Need”

Minimum Job Requirements

PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed. Experience with DNA and protein sequence analyses, UNIX scripting and programming in PERL and/or Python. Experience with relational databases is a plus, but not required. Knowledge of human immunology, and at least minimal experience with DNA sequencing and/or immunology technologies is required.

Notes to Applicants (If needed)

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks. New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. This position provides an excellent opportunity for an early career scientist to develop an independent research program. Candidates with expertise in any of the aforementioned areas are strongly encouraged to apply. Exceptionally well qualified candidates may be considered for a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship or Distinguished (Feynman/Oppenheimer) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Los Alamos is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit their application materials (CV, research statement, and list of publications) on and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded on their behalf.

Applications should be submitted by March 10, 2020, for full consideration. For general information to the Postdoc Program (such as benefits, eligibility, appointment types), please go to: