Postdocs in bioinformatics and population genetics (Portugal) ~

4 de junio de 2013

Postdocs in bioinformatics and population genetics (Portugal)

The Population Genomics and Traits Group at CIBIO-University of
Porto ( is seeking candidates for two Posdoctoral
fellowships.  The successful candidates will be expected to engage
in a vigorous basic and applied research program focused on NGS (next
generation sequencing) and SNPchip data from several domestic species and
their wild relative species. The initial appointment to this position is
for three years with a possible extension to six years.  Requires a PhD in
biology field or computer sciences with a solid background on population
genetics and evolution as well strong experience with bioinformatics
programming languages in a unix environment (Perl, Python, Javascript,
SQL) and compiled languages (e.g. C++), relational databases, and
construction of computational pipelines. Ability to work independently
and with theoretical and empirical population genetics researchers
is important.The projects, which include SNPChip, and Pool-Seq data
require exper
 ience in working with large SNP data sets and sequence data. Good
 programming skills and familiarity with the available analysis tools
 are essential. The goal of the research is to test hypotheses related
 to animal domestication and molecular adaptation of populations and
 species to extreme environments. The postdoctoral research will be
 mainly focused in population genomics, selection, and demography
 of wild/domestic (livestock) species their parasites from all over
 the world. This work will include a large amount of data analysis,
 simulation, and bioinformatics.  Several interesting datasets are in
 hand, which will allow the postdoc to analyze data and publish quality
 manuscripts relatively quickly to advance the field.

Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit by email a cover
letter describing interests, skills (including any specific experience
with the job responsibilities listed above), prior scientific experience
(at least 1 year of posdoc and not less than 5 published papers), and 3
publications (.pdfs) from peer-reviewed journals (one at least as first
author), their CV, and the names and contact information of 2 people
who can provide letters of reference. Applications as well as demands
for further information should be sent to Albano Beja-Pereira to the
following email address:

The successful candidate will apply to the Portuguese National Science
Agency (FCT) and it's expected to start working in the first months of
2014. Fellowship wage will be 1495 euros /month (tax-free), with social
security and national health system assess included.

Application review will start at June 15, 2013 and continue until the
position is filled.

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