Postdoc position in population genetics (Aarhus University, Denmark) ~

5 de marzo de 2014

Postdoc position in population genetics (Aarhus University, Denmark)

1-year Postdoc position in population genetics at the Centre for
Biocultural History, Aarhus University, Denmark

The Bioinformatics Research Center, Aarhus University invites applications
for a 1-year postdoc in population genetics at the new interdisciplinary
Centre for Biocultural History. The project will focus on demographic
inference and data-mining in population-wide genetic data concerning
relationships within and between parts of Denmark and explore whether
human movement such as urbanization is visible from genetic data. We are
seeking a candidate with excellent skills in (1) population genetics and
data mining, and (2) a strong interest in human evolutionary studies. The
project is based on genome-wide SNP data from 800 Danish high school
students combined with data on family origin and background, but the
candidate is encouraged to develop specific projects of her or his own
choice as long as they are include mining this data and are conducted
in collaboration with other members of the group.

The postdoc will be a member of the newly established Centre
for Biocultural History, a highly interdisciplinary team seeking
anthropological, archaeological, genomic, ecological, and historical
insights into human evolution.. The project will be supervised primarily
by Associate Professor Thomas Mailund (Bioinformatics Research Centre)
and Prof. Mikkel Heide Schierup (Bioinformatics Research Centre),
together with Prof. Peter C. Kjærgaard (Department of Culture and
Society). The candidate will join researchers at the Bioinformatics
Research Center and collaborate closely with the other members at the
Centre for Biocultural History.

Candidates should have obtained a university degree in genetics or other
related fields. The successful candidate must document a strong research
record as well as a broad knowledge of the field of population genetics.

For more information please contact Associate Professor Thomas
Mailund ( or Professor Mikkel H. Schierup
(  For information about the Centre for Biocultural
History see or contact Professor Peter C. Kjaergaard
(, and for the Bioinformatics Research Centre

Please submit application including CV and letters from or names of
at least two references to Mikkel H. Schierup ( as a
single pdf file

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2014

Mikkel H. Schierup
Bioinformatics Research Center,
Aarhus University,
CF Mollers Alle Building 1110,
8000 Aarhus C
Ph: +45 8715 6535

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