Open Positions

Every member of the Albert lab is committed to the inclusion, respect, and dignity of all people. To afford all lab members their best chance of success, we seek to cultivate an environment of safety and transparency. As such, our lab will not tolerate any form of harassment, including that based on, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, physical appearance, country of birth, immigration status, ability or disability, political leanings, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Open communication and respect for each other allow our lab to be a safe space to ask questions without judgment, avoid toxic competitive attitudes, and resolve disagreements efficiently. These traits have allowed our lab to flourish as a diverse and welcoming space, building a culture which it is our mission to preserve as we gain new colleagues. This diversity fosters different perspectives which can increase creativity, push innovation, and allow for better-informed group decisions.

Postdoctoral Researchers

We are looking for postdoctoral scientists to join our lab at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. We investigate how genetic variation among individuals influences gene expression, cell biology, and complex traits. Typical projects combine wet-lab experimental genomics with statistical genetics & computational biology, using yeast and/or human cells as our model system.

You will have considerable freedom to follow your own research goals, as long as they broadly fit with the interests of our group. Our lab is supported by generous and highly flexible funding from NIH and other sources, giving us the ability to freely conduct curiosity-driven research. Opportunities also exist to join ongoing projects.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in genetics, genomics, biology, statistics, computer science, physics, or any relevant combination thereof. Ideal candidates will have expertise in genomics and/or computational biology. Successful applicants will be deeply passionate about their research, have a track record of published achievements (publicly posted preprints are explicitly encouraged), and thrive in a collaborative, rigorous, and diverse environment. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Please send pdf files of a cover letter explaining your interests and how they fit in the lab, along with your CV and contact information for three references to falbert@umn.edu.