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20 de abril de 2012

2 x Evolutionary Genetics Postdocs in Edinburgh

Two three-year postdoc positions are available at the Institute of
Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of
Edinburgh, on a ERC Advanced Grant 'Wild Evolutionary Genomics' awarded
to Prof. J.M. Pemberton.

Position 1

The appointee will investigate individual variation in recombination rate
in a free-living mammal and its potential causes and consequences. The
project is based on the long-term study of Soay sheep on St Kilda,
Scotland, and will make use of pedigree information and genotypes
for ~6,000 individuals genotyped on the International Sheep Genomics
Consortium's 50K SNP chip. A PhD in a relevant field and previous
experience of bioinformatic and statistical analysis is required. Further
information and application via http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/  where the
job reference no is 3015615 with application deadline 21st May 2012.

Position 2

The appointee will investigate the evolutionary genetics of fitness,
especially the genetic architecture of inbreeding depression and
additive genetic variation, in a wild mammal. The project is based on
the long-term study of a wild population of red deer on the Isle of Rum,
Scotland. A ~50K SNP chip for red deer is in preparation. Initially,
the postdoc will prepare and submit DNA samples to a subcontractor for
genotyping on the chip.  Subsequently, the postdoc will QC data received
and analyse it in relation to project objectives. Technical support will
be available for the initial lab work. A PhD in a relevant field and
previous experience of molecular laboratory work and statistical analysis,
preferably in the area of quantitative genetics, are required. Further
information and application via http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/  where the
job reference no is 3015617 with application deadline 21st May 2012.

Informal enquiries for both positions can be made to j.pemberton@ed.ac.uk.
Interviews for both positions will take place in late June/early July and
appointees need to start by 1st Sept.


Prof. J.M. Pemberton
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
University of Edinburgh
West Mains Road
EH9 2LD

Tel: 0131 650 5505
Fax: 0131 650 6564
Web: http://wildevolution.biology.ed.ac.uk/




The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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