Postdoc on conservation genomics between New Zealand and Hawaii ~

16 de abril de 2019

Postdoc on conservation genomics between New Zealand and Hawaii

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a Marsden-funded research
project titled ﹕esolving the genomic architecture of hatching failure to
improve conservation of endangered birds' and will involve conducting
genomic research on two critically endangered birds, the Alala (Hawaii) and
Kakapo (New Zealand). The project will combine genomic and bioinformatic
analyses with the conservation management of these threatened species, with
the successful applicant spending time in both New Zealand (University of
Otago) and Hawaii (University of Hawaii at Hilo, and Keauhou Bird
Conservation Center, both of which are on the Island of Hawaii).

Your Skills and Experience:
- A PhD and research experience in conservation genetics, evolutionary
genetics or genomics of diploid organisms is essential.
- Experience in population genomic and bioinformatic analyses is essential.
- Experience with whole genome analyses is desirable.
- Experience with different types of phenotype-genotype analyses is an
advantage (e.g. genome-wide association studies (GWAS), analysis of runs of
homozygosity (ROH)).
- Experience with analysis of pedigrees is an advantage.
- Good knowledge of conservation biology and conservation genetics,
including inbreeding and inbreeding depression, is an advantage.
- Knowledge of avian biology, ecology, and animal behaviour is an advantage.

Further details and how to apply can be found here:

This role is a full-time, fixed term position for three years and is
available from 1 July 2019.

Specific enquiries may be directed to the Principal Investigators of the
Marsden funded project:
Associate Professor Bruce Robertson, Department of Zoology, University of
Otago (; Tel: +64 21 279 4110)
Dr Jolene Sutton, University of Hawai█ at Hilo (; Tel:
+1 808 932 7183)

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