American Museum of Natural History

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Phylogenomics and Comparative Genomics of Microbial Eukaryotes, American Museum of Natural History

The Kim Lab at American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is seeking a postdoctoral research scientist for a comparative evolutionary genomics project, with emphasis on the analyses of microbial eukaryote genomes newly sequenced in the laboratory. The successful candidate is expected to assemble and annotate eukaryotic genomes; develop phylogenomics matrices for inferring the tree of eukaryotes; and characterize genome-wide patterns associated with specific cellular processes. This position requires both independent and collaborative work on the project, thus a candidate with strong interpersonal skills will be preferred.

The Kim Lab studies evolution, diversity, and interactions of microbial eukaryotes using a combination of cell culturing, light and electron microscopy, and molecular sequencing tools. Some of our recent study topics include green algal phagocytosis, algal endosymbiosis, and novel diversity of marine microbial eukaryotes. We are part of the museum’s Sackler Institute for Comparative Biology and of the Division of Invertebrate Zoology.

A candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field. Experience in phylogenetic analyses (e.g., RAxML) and pipelining tools (e.g., Perl or Python) is required. Preference will be given to an applicant with knowledge of the diversity and evolution of microbial eukaryotes. The position is initially for one year with the possibility to be extended for one additional year.

To apply, submit a PDF copy of cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Eunsoo Kim (

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