Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Evolution

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH, USA
Job Description: 

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the lab of Olga Zhaxybayeva (a.k.a. the lab of OZ) in the Biological Sciences Department of Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH to study evolution of gene transfer agents and microbial adaptations to temperature and salinity. The research approaches include comparative omics analyses, mathematical modeling, population genetics and phylogenetics.

Qualified applicant must have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, biology, microbiology, or a related field with strong interest in molecular evolution and at least some programming experience.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant research and educational environment of Dartmouth College, will have the opportunities to establish his/her own independent projects and participate in professional development programs offered via Dartmouth’s Postdoctoral Association. More information about Zhaxybayeva’s lab is available at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. Interested applicants should send a single PDF file containing CV, one-page statement of research interests and contact information of three referees to Olga Zhaxybayeva at

Dartmouth offers competitive salary and benefits along with the opportunity to live in a picturesque rural region that offers year-round recreational activities and is located near the culturally vibrant cities of Boston, Montreal, and New York.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. The position is opened to citizens of any nationality.