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10 de junio de 2008

Ofertas de trabajo con National Geographic

Hola a todos,

Dentro del proyecto Genographic has salido dos oportunidades de trabajo que
pueden interesar a alguien. Para cualquier consulta no dudeis en contactar
conmigo,
Saludos

David F. Soria Hernanz, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
The Genographic Project
1145 17th Street NW
Washington DC
Tel 202 775 6137
dsoria@ngs.org

*Fellow, Genographic (Job ID #3504)*

* *

National Geographic has partnered with IBM to carry out one of the most
important and far reaching global research projects in the history of the
National Geographic Society, The Genographic Project.



The Genographic Project, a multi-year research effort to understand
humanity's migratory patterns, announces the creation of the Genographic
Fellows Program.

These short-term fellowships (3-6 months, with the possibility of renewal)
will be filled by researchers working on specific problems of interest, as
determined through consultation with the Fellow and the Project's scientific
team. Reporting to the Project Director, Dr. Spencer Wells, each fellow
will pursue focused analytical research during his or her tenure. Applications
will not be accepted for sampling or laboratory work. The goal of the
Fellows program is to analyze the growing Genographic database, which
currently contains over 200,000 records from public participants and
indigenous and traditional peoples.



Successful applicants will typically have a PhD in population genetics,
experience in computational analysis of genetic data, and familiarity with
mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosome phylogeography. In rare circumstances a
successful applicant may not have received a PhD, but will have
distinguished him or herself through insightful analyses of genetic
genealogy data. Each fellow will have the option (pending mutual agreement)
of working at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC, at one of
Genographic's 11 regional and associate centers, or at his or her home
institution while on sabbatical leave. Salary will be commensurate with
experience.



The successful candidate will have the opportunity to focus on the
development and/or implementation of computational techniques for the
analysis of human DNA data, to interact with participating faculty,
post-docs and students in the various interdisciplinary research groups and
centers around the world.



Highly motivated individuals interested in population genetics and human
evolution
are encouraged to apply. Two fellowships will be awarded in 2008, to
commence in the second half of this year. Applications should include a
current CV, a description of the proposed research topic not to exceed two
pages, and two letters of recommendation from colleagues familiar with the
candidate's work.



For more information about the project please visit: www.genographic.com



*Responsibilities:** *

- Identify and pursue specific questions of interest in consultation with
the project's scientific team.

- Perform computational analysis of the current Genographic database, which
currently contains over 200,000 records from public participants and
participating indigenous and traditional communities.

- Assist the Project Director in designing research projects and in the
publication process drawing on findings coming out of the research database
analysis.

- Survey the scientific literature regularly for relevant articles, stories
and papers.



*Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:*



- PhD in human Population Genetics or related field. In rare circumstances a
successful applicant may not have received a PhD, but will have
distinguished him or herself through insightful analyses of genetic
genealogy data.



- Experience in computational analysis of genetic data, and familiarity with
mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosome phylogeography.



- Research experience (first-authored publications in populations genetics
would be an advantage).





*Skill Requirements:*



- be proficient in the use of software packages for phylogenetic and
population genetics analysis (Network, Arlequin, Batwing, etc…)



- Highly motivated, with strong ability to work independently.



- Fluency in English essential and a working knowledge of at least one other
language is helpful.



- Interest in anthropology and/or linguistics would be an advantage.



An overview of research topics and relevant paper already published under
the Genographic Project can be found at:

https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/resources.html



For more information and to apply, please visit nationalgeographic.com/jobs.
(*Fellow Genographic, Job ID #3504). * Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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