We are looking for a postdoctoral research associate to research statistical phylogenetic models and methods. Together, weâ™ll define the exact project(s) together based on our shared research interests, backgrounds, and goals. Current topics the group studies include phylogenetic inference, divergence time estimation, historical biogeography, evolution of ecological interactions, integration of paleodata into phylogenetic models, phylodynamics of infectious disease, and Bayesian and deep learning methods for phylogenetics.
The group (https://landislab.org) is part of the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis and the larger St. Louis biodiversity research community (WUSTL, UMSL, SLU, Danforth Plant Science Center, MOBOT, St. Louis Zoo). St. Louis itself is a large metropolitan area with good food, music, public spaces, and affordable housing.
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