Postdoc in molecular population genetics (France) ~

4 de marzo de 2014

Postdoc in molecular population genetics (France)

We offer a post-doctoral position of one year and a half founded by the
French Agence Nationale de la Recherche, project "Demochips".  The ideal
candidate would be a computational biologist interested in molecular
population genetics to study i) the demographic history of Drosophila
melanogaster and simulans; ii) the applicability of next generation
sequencing data to investigate complex demographic scenarios.

This project is a joint collaboration between four laboratories located in
Paris, who share regular meetings. The postdoctoral fellow will be under the
responsibility of Stefano Mona and he/she will be based in the team
"Génétique des populations, sélection, structuration, spéciation" within the
UMR 7205 MNHN-CNRS-EPHE located at the National Museum of Natural History in
Paris, France. If interested, please send a CV, a brief description of
research interest and the names of at least two referees to Stefano Mona
(, no later than the end of March 2014.

The main focus of the project will be the development and the application of
spatially explicit population genetics models (coupled with ABC or MCMC
methods) to trace the most likely route of migrations within and out of
Africa in both D. melanogaster (using data available in literature) and D.
simulans (using data produced in our lab) and date these events. Depending
on the experience and the interests of the postdoctoral fellow, several
related questions could be also addressed.

Interviews can be arranged by skype and possible starting date is as early
as April 2014 and not later than September 2014. Net salary per month will
be around 2,000 euros.

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