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Eichler Lab

Department of Genome Sciences,
University of Washington


If interested in postdoctoral work, please contact Evan Eichler: eee [AT]

Postdoctoral position (human genome structural variation)

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, to characterize structural variation from human and nonhuman phased whole-genome assemblies using long-read sequencing technology. The position focuses on understanding human genetic diversity, epigenetic regulation, transcription, and structural variation of some of the most complex regions of the genome that have eluded standard human genetic analyses. The goal will be twofold: 1) develop a more comprehensive model of the mutational processes shaping these regions both somatically and germline and 2) apply cutting-edge methods to genotype regions in disease cohorts to identify novel eQTL and disease associations. In addition to developing an independent research program, the successful applicant will work with international consortia, including the Human Pangenome Reference (HPRC), Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T), and Human Genome Structural Variation Consortia (HGSVC). The position seeks an individual with expertise in evolutionary/population genetics and bioinformatics/computational genomics.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the field of bioinformatics or genetics, already have or be within six months of their doctorate degree, and have demonstrable expertise in bioinformatics/genome sequence analysis. The position is for a minimum of three years.

Please send CV and contact information of three references to Evan Eichler, Ph.D., (eee [AT]

Posted: 06/12/2023