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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Biology


Job Description

The Goldman lab in the Department of Biology at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher in computational biology. This is a one-year, non-continuing position with the potential of renewal for up to one additional year. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Aaron Goldman on a NASA-funded research project investigating the origin and early evolution of life. The research, which will be entirely computational in nature, seeks to identify relationships between ancient life forms and the early Earth environments in which they originated.
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research using standard techniques from bioinformatics, phylogenetics, and/or computational modeling in order to better understand early evolutionary history and how it was shaped by prebiotic chemistry and early Earth environments. The research is part of a broader effort across multiple labs and institutions funded by the NASA Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research. For more information on the NASA-funded team, see The postdoctoral fellow will interact with other labs across the team and attend team workshops. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to mentor Oberlin undergraduates assisting with the research
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Marginal Job Functions
Required Qualifications
Required qualifications include: 1) a PhD in a relevant field; 2) proficiency in at least one programming language; and 3) research experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, evolutionary biology, or related field.
Desired Qualifications
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The position carries an annual salary of $48,500 and includes a competitive benefits package.
Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s research expertise and interests; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; and 3) list and contact information for at least three (3) professional references*. Review of applications will begin on August 22, 2022. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.
  • By providing contact information for Professional References, applicants agree that Oberlin College may contact these individuals.
Questions about the position can be addressed to Dr. Aaron Goldman at

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
Optional Documents

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