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25 de diciembre de 2017

Postdoc en genómica evolutiva de serpientes

Postdoc: Evolutionary Genomics of Garter Snake Life-history Strategies

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University

The Bronikowski lab is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate to
study the evolutionary genomics - including population, quantitative,
and molecular selection analysis - of garter snakes (Thamnophis elegans)
from the Eagle Lake basin in California. Populations of garter snakes in
this vicinity are arrayed along a slow-to-fast continuum of life history
strategies, with upper elevation populations comprised of individuals
that grow slowly, mature late, reproduce infrequently, and live longer
relative to lower-elevation populations. The successful applicant will
collaborate with myself and colleagues on an NSF-supported project
to analyze allelic-time series for signatures of population genomic
response to recent extreme environmental change. Additional projects
could include quantitative genetic analysis of life-history traits, and
molecular evolutionary selection analyses of genomic regions, according
to the successful applicants interests. We will also leverage the past
40 years of data on meta-population demography, life-history evolution,
stress-response evolution, and behavior to test for population- or
ecotype-specific characters and alleles that correlate with population
persistence and through extreme environmental events. We envision
the principal duties will be 80% genetic, computational and project
management, plus some time for supervising basic molecular lab work.
There is also opportunity for field work if interested. Collaborators
on the project include Drs. Anne Bronikowski and Nick Serao (Iowa
State University), Dr. Stevan J. Arnold (Oregon State University),
Dr. David Miller (Penn State University), and Dr. Amanda Sparkman
(Westmont College). Required qualifications, terms of employment and
application instructions follow below.

Required Qualifications

Education: A PhD degree in evolutionary genetics or bioinformatics,
or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience/Skills: Experience with population genomic/transcriptomic
data; demonstrated experience working in a Linux/Unix shell environment;
competency with at least one scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python,
R). Demonstrated experience with population genomic analyses for complex
demography, admixture, and local adaptation. Preferred experience
or willingness to help with annotation of the Thamnophis elegans
genome. Well-developed organizational and time management skills,
and leadership ability to direct (with the PIs) a large and productive

Terms of Appointment

Starting salary is dependent on previous post-doctoral experience,
( plus
benefits. The position of renewable for up to two years, pending
satisfactory progress. Start date is flexible.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applicants should apply by Jan 15, 2018. Informal
inquiries are encouraged prior to formal application. For formal
application, please send 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3)
a brief statement of research experiences/interests, and 4) names and
contact information for three references to Dr. Anne Bronikowski at

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not
be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of
Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

Please contact Anne Bronikowski if you have any questions about this
postdoctoral position.

Anne Bronikowski, Professor

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