Postdoc position: Demographic history of camouflaged deer mouse populations ~

6 de julio de 2012

Postdoc position: Demographic history of camouflaged deer mouse populations

A 3 years post-doc position will be available this Fall at the
University of Berne to develop new methods of demographic inference from
next-generation sequencing data and their application to the study of
the demographic history of camouflaged deer mouse populations in the
Sand Hills region of Nebraska. This research will be done in close
collaboration with Prof Hopi Hoekstra (Harvard) and Prof Jeff Jensen
(Lausanne) with the aim of discovering the genetic basis of coat colour
adaptation (see
for more information on the system). Population genomic data generated
in Harvard will be jointly analysed in Lausanne and Berne to look for
signals of adaptation after controlling for complex demography.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join our
international team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in
statistical or population genetics and proven abilities to work
independently and in team. Previous experience in C++ and R or another
high-level programming language is a plus.

The successful candidate is expected to be involved in light teaching
and administrative duties at the IEE. Gross salary is in the range of
80K CHF per year and follows the Swiss NSF scale. The CMPG lab offers a
very stimulating research environment with access to high performance
computation facilities and close connections with the Swiss Institute of
Bioinformatics. Berne is ideally located in the middle of Switzerland
and Europe, and provides rich cultural and outdoor activities.

Please send before August 10th 2012, an application letter, CV and
contact information of two references to
Further information can be requested at the same email address.

Prof. Laurent Excoffier

Laurent Excoffier

Computational and Molecular Population Genetics (CMPG)
Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern
6, Baltzerstrasse, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Tel:  +41 31 631 30 31  Fax: +41 31 631 48 88

Computational Population Genetics
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)

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