The Center for Human Genetics at Clemson University invites applications for a postdoctoral position as part of the European Commission-funded PrecisionTox consortium, which encompasses collaboration between 15 institutions in Europe and the United States. This European-funded project seeks to identify biomarkers predictive of chemically induced adverse health effects in humans via the systematic use of distantly related animal species from across the tree of life and the highly interdisciplinary mix of genomics, metabolomics, evolutionary theory, quantitative genetics, data science, and toxicology. Within this project, our group focuses on allelic variants and genetic networks that determine variation in sensitivity to select environmental toxicants using the Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel of sequenced inbred lines. This project fits within a larger interest in our laboratory to define the dynamics of the genotype-phenotype relationship in the presence of genome by environment interactions.
The successful applicant will have a record of research productivity in genetics/genomics, solid statistical skills, and expertise in whole-genome DNA and RNA sequencing and analyses. Previous experience with Drosophila is desirable but not required. The person in this position will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to function independently while at the same time being able to work as a member of a team.
The start date is January/February 2023, and the duration of support is for three years, with a competitive salary and benefits.
Applications should be submitted via http://apply.interfolio.com/106099 and addressed to Robert R. H. Anholt, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), including a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and the names and contact information of three references.
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