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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Biological Sciences
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Suvorov Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech is seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in computational and evolutionary biology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in several areas of ongoing research in the laboratory which may include but are not limited to the following:

1) Design and implementation of novel machine learning approaches for phylogenetic inference

2) Building phylogenomic resources for the Drosophilidae family in collaboration with Bernard Kim at Stanford University

3) Inference of evolutionary history of dragonflies and damselflies

Position: onsite; remote/hybrid options will be considered

Required Qualifications

- PhD in relevant field (Evolution, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science etc.). This is an interdisciplinary position and candidates from a variety of backgrounds will be considered and receive training to address deficits as needed.

- Enthusiasm for phylogenetics/phylogenomics, bioinformatics and computational biology.

Preferred Qualifications

- Coding experience with Python and/or R programming languages
- Experience with High Performance Computing
- Familiarity with common phylogenetics pipelines and workflows

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$56,484 - $68,604

Review Date

September 4, 2023

Additional Information

Position: onsite; remote/hybrid options will be considered
Start Date: negotiable, preferably Fall semester 2023
Any questions, email Anton Suvorov (

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

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