Postdoc in mammal evolution (Ireland) ~

19 de julio de 2013

Postdoc in mammal evolution (Ireland)

A 12 month postdoctoral position is available at Dr Mary O'Connell's
Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution Group, Dublin City University,
Ireland. The group is focussed on mammal evolution and the evolution of
disease and resistance using comparative genomics and wet bench validation
of predictions from in silico analyses (for further information please
visit our website: Informal inquiries about the position
are welcome - please contact Dr O'Connell directly.

We are looking for a highly motivated, and enthusiastic postdoctoral
scientist with a background in molecular evolution and ancestral protein
reconstruction. The candidate should be proficient in wet bench laboratory
skills associated with this field including: rational mutagenesis, cloning,
protein functional assays and mammal cell culture. A strong track record of
publishing in molecular biology and evolution are essential as are
excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should
have a genuine interest in solving evolutionary problems using a variety of
approaches. Proficiency in at least one programming language (such as R,
Python or Perl) is also essential.

The project focusses on differential selective pressures in the evolution
of proteins in human and mouse and the functional consequences of adaptive
evolution in components of the innate immune system. The candidate will
assess predictions of divergence in protein function using ancestral
protein reconstruction and cell models for inflammatory response.

The closing date for applications is the 5th August. All applications to be
submitted to

The preferred starting date for the position is October 1st 2013 (or as
close as possible to that date). The position is initially for 12 months
with the possibility of contract extension.

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