Human Evolutionary Genomics – Postdoctoral Associate Positions at Yale University

Position Description

The Tucci lab at Yale University invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. Our research addresses fundamental questions in Human Evolutionary Genomics by using field work, laboratory work, and cutting-edge computational approaches to disentangle the evolutionary forces that have shaped patterns of genetic variation in human populations.


A successful candidate will develop and use statistical frameworks to analyze large-scale genomic data sets to reconstruct the evolutionary history of modern and ancient human populations (as well as human and non-human primates) and to gain insights into genetic adaptations.

Expected responsibilities include conducting research, attending weekly lab meetings, participating to scientific journal clubs, preparing research findings for publication and presenting reports at professional meetings. Opportunities exist for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.


* PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Computational Biology, Population Genetics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Biological Anthropology, or disciplines with strong quantitative backgrounds
* Strong programming and bioinformatics skills (R, Python Perl, or C/C++, Bash scripting, cluster computing, etc)
* Research experience in population genetics analyses and working with large sequencing data sets.
* Strong background in statistical inference
* Independent, motivated, creative, and collegial
* Strong writing skills.

Salary and duration

The initial appointment is for one year, renewable annually up to three more years, pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Flexible start date for Fall 2021, or Spring 2022.

Applications must be submitted online at: and will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Applications should include:

* A curriculum vitae
* A list of publications (for each publication please add a brief description of your contribution).
* A brief statement of research interests and goals
* A 2-page research proposal
* Names and contact information for three references.

Informal inquiries are welcome. Please contact Principal Investigator Serena Tucci at serena.tucci yale edu