The Carlton Lab (http://janecarltonlab.org) at the Center for Genomics & Systems Biology, Department of Biology,New York University, is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate interested in using genomics and computational methods to help illuminate the global health problem of malaria. If you are passionate about science and have a desire to make an impact on an infectious disease of major importance globally, this is the job for you.
Projects in the Carlton Lab study the systems biology, epidemiology, transmission, and evolution of malaria parasites through an NIH-funded International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research based in India (https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/india-icemr). We use the tools of comparative genomics (deep sequencing, ‘omics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and population genetics), to answer key questions concerning how this important disease is maintained in human populations. The successful candidate will help design, lead, and carry out several high-profile, collaborative, and innovative projects, for example, examining the population genomics of malaria parasites in India and travelers returning to the USA; surveying antimalarial drug resistance genes using long-read technology; and comparing the transcriptome and metabolome profiles of subjects in a clinical trial. Opportunities to visit partner field sites in India, and to present at national and international conferences, will be available as part of the position.
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in microbial genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field, and have prior research experience in the computational and statistical analysis of genome sequence data, including methods in phylogenetics, population genomics, and comparative genomics. Fluency in a major scripting language and knowledge of R is also required. Good written and oral skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team is a plus. The Carlton Lab collaborates with a diverse group of experimental and computational biologists, and a sense of adventure and excitement prevails.
New York University (NYU) is a private, global research university founded in 1831, with campuses and locations throughout the world. The Center for Genomics & Systems Biology is located in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York. A competitive salary and benefits are offered. Join us in the battle against one of the world’s deadliest diseases.