We are recruiting!

***We currently have an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in human genomics, malaria, and/or structural variation. The Postdoctoral Scholar will lead a new project in the lab in one of our areas of focus, depending on his/her interest and expertise. Potential projects include (1) dual transcriptomics of malaria infections and (2) characterizing mechanisms of structural variant formation. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also have flexibility to develop independent lines of research during their appointment. Start date negotiable. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a biological or quantitative discipline. Working knowledge of evolutionary and population genetics, experience with genomics and bioinformatics analyses, programming experience, and a strong quantitative background are preferred. Previous experience analyzing large transcriptomic or genomics data sets would be an advantage. The candidate should have a track record of scientific publications and conference presentations commensurate with career stage. Full salary and benefits will be provided for up to three years. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable upon satisfactory performance. To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter describing research interests and experience, future career goals, reason for interest in this position, and contact information for two references to leffler@genetics.utah.edu. Position will remain open until filled.


The Leffler lab is looking for postdocs and students to join the group. We are based in the Eccles Institute for Human Genetics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City (see below for the view from the lab). We have strong connections to the Biology Department with a shared research focus in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics and to other medical school departments including through the Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease Initiative

We are looking for group members interested in computational genomics, infectious disease genetics and/or human evolutionary genetics. Candidates should contact Ellen by e-mail. For more information on moving to the university and area see here.

Prospective PhD students should apply through the Molecular Biology program in Biosciences at the University of Utah. First-year students in the program should get in touch to discuss a rotation.

Prospective postdocs should send a CV, a brief statement of past and future research interests, and contact information for two references.

The Leffler Lab is committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive, and positive lab environment. We respect and support individuals’ personal and career goals both in and out of academia and aim towards improving the retention and success of underrepresented groups in science. Our lab also strives to promote diversity in human genetics research and increase representation of non-European populations in evolutionary and biomedical studies.