Postdoctoral Research Position - Large Scale Phylogenetic Inference with Next-Generation Sequence Data

A postdoctoral position is available in Casey Dunn's lab (, at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The successful candidate will develop new methods and tools to address key challenges in constructing phylogenies with many genes and many taxa, and will use Illumina sequence data from a broad diversity of organisms to build species trees for several on-going projects. Research in related topics beyond these core goals will be strongly encouraged.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Evolutionary Biology or Computer Science. Qualifications should include a detailed understanding of phylogenetic inference methods and molecular evolution, experience building phylogenies, and programming experience (e.g., Python, R, SQL, and Unix).

Depending on the interests of the candidate, the postdoc could also participate in fieldwork and sample preparation for sequencing.

Please apply be sending a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Casey Dunn ( General inquiries are welcome. The position is available immediately.