Postdoc in genetics of local adaptation (USA) ~

17 de junio de 2015

Postdoc in genetics of local adaptation (USA)

A postdoc position is available in the lab of Jesse R. Lasky ( in the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Lab goals are to understand the processes that generate and maintain biodiversity, with a focus on spatiotemporal variation in
high-dimensional systems. In particular, the lab studies genetic and ecological mechanisms of local adaptation to environment. Furthermore, the lab will pursue connections between local adaptation and community ecology, conservation, and agriculture. The primary study organisms are plants;
currently including forest trees, Arabidopsis, and sorghum.

Penn State University has research strengths in genomics ( and Genomics), plant biology ( Biology), and ecology
( across departments and colleges. The postdoc will have freedom to develop new projects in the lab and to build collaborations with other labs.
The position requires a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Plant Biology, Statistics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience including population/landscape genomics, analysis of sequence data, GWAS methods, statistics, and computation (R, python, shell, HPC cluster). Complementary expertise in molecular biology, ecophysiology, and ecology is also of interest, but not required. Excellent communication skills, including writing, are required, as is a strong publication record. Applications must be submitted electronically at and include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. The position is initially funded for one year, with possibility of refunding. Anticipated start date is Fall 2015, but this is flexible. Review of applications will begin on June 15, and continue until the position is filled.

I'll be at Evolution & ESA for anyone interested in meeting in person.
I'm also recruiting students; those interested should contact me

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