Postdoctoral Scholar


Department Number/Name: 0-6408-005 / Global Health Interdisciplinary Research

College Division: USF Health – College of Public Health

Job Code/Title: 9180 / Postdoctoral Scholar

POSITION SUMMARY: The Wildman lab seeks a highly motivated, critically thinking Postdoctoral Fellow to work on multiple interrelated projects involving the evolution of human health and disease. The successful candidate will be able to integrate high dimensional datasets that also contain metadata. Next generation sequencing and publicly available data will be analyzed in a statistical probability framework. Code generated will be made publicly available via repositories. Statistical results will be summarized in graphs and tables and will form the basis of manuscripts and grant proposals that focus on comparative multiomics projects that focus on the emergence of important human phenotypes. Research results will be presented at internal and external meetings and conferences on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse research group and a wide range of organisms. The Wildman lab is part of the newly established, rapidly growing Genomics Program located in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida (USF), with rich opportunities for collaboration with investigators at local, national, and international levels.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a broadly defined data analytics field (e.g. life sciences, health sciences, computer sciences, engineering, statistics, and mathematics). Experience with probability and statistics. Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications: Skills in scripting and computer coding. Familiarity with standard programming languages and analytic tools (e.g. Python and R). Good understanding of principles of genetics and genomics. Ability to contribute to manuscript and grant proposal development and production. Ability to train undergraduate and graduate students in bioinformatic methods.

The primary duties and obligations of the appointment are to conduct genomic research in accordance with the needs of Dr. Wildman’s research program. This will involve undertaking original investigation of existing and forthcoming genomic datasets relevant to human evolution and health, drafting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, attending conferences to present research results, managing datasets used in ongoing research projects, assisting with the preparation of annual reports to granting agencies, and participating in the submission of grant applications. Under the direction of Dr. Wildman, the candidate will assist with the oversight of students and staff conducting special projects in the Research Group. This training will primarily focus on methods used by the candidate in the research duties listed below.

Job Opening Number: 32610

Application Review Date: January 31, 2023. Open until filled.

How To Apply
Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. Visit  https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/index.aspx and search for Job ID 32610.

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