Postdoctoral position in shark comparative transcriptomics and population genomics at Cornell University (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

8 de enero de 2014

Postdoctoral position in shark comparative transcriptomics and population genomics at Cornell University (USA)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Michael J. Stanhope in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, in the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Research areas of the lab involve evolutionary genomics of a wide variety of organisms including bacteria, protozoans, and sharks. We are looking for a person to work in the area of elasmobranch comparative transcriptomics and/or population genomics. This work will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Mahmood Shivji from Nova Southeastern University's Save Our Seas Shark Research Center and Guy Harvey Research Institute.  The comparative transcriptomic work would be designed to assess the molecular features associated with various physiological, behavioral and reproductive life history differences characteristic of different taxa. The population genomics work would involve analyzing genotyping by sequencing data originating from global population samples of different species of sharks,
 with the goal of developing a high-resolution population structure and demographics picture for conservation management purposes.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a biological sciences discipline and be comfortable working with high throughput short read datasets in a Linux environment. The ideal candidate will have a background in population genomics, and/or eukaryotic transcriptomics.

The start date is flexible, but preferably before April/2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Competitive salaries commensurate with experience and skills, as well as a generous benefits package will be offered. The position is full-time for two years subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees; further extension may be available subject to funding, need and performance.

Interested applicants should send a CV, a brief description of research interests and experience, and contact information for three references to Michael J. Stanhope at mjs297@cornell.edu.

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