Postdoc in population genomics (UK) ~

25 de julio de 2014

Postdoc in population genomics (UK)

Application is now open for the following postdoc position we announced
earlier. To apply, please visit
quote the reference number UOS008884. The initial closing date is 31
August 2014. Please note the updated information about starting date and
other specifications of the post.
A postdoc position is available to work with Dr Kai Zeng and Prof Jon
Slate at the University of Sheffield. The position is funded by the
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to carry out population
genomic studies in great tits (/Parus major/). Questions of interest
include examining how demography and natural selection shape patterns of
diversity across the genome and understanding what evolutionary forces
have acted on loci that underlie phenotypic variation, by using existing
methods and developing new methods. The project involves whole-genome
sequencing of multiple great tit individuals using high-throughput
sequencing instruments, and the subsequent bioinformatic/population
genetic analysis of the data. Therefore, demonstrable expertise in
population/evolutionary genetics, computer programming and statistical
analysis of large-scale datasets is essential. Experience in preparing
DNA samples for high-throughput sequencing instruments is an advantage,
but non-essential.

The post is available for up to 3 years, and is available from January
2015 or as soon as possible afterwards. The starting salary is £28,972-
£30,728 perannum, depending on experience and qualification. The
applicant should provide a CV, a list of publications, a statement of
research interests, and contact details of at least two referees.

Enquiries are welcomed and should be sent to

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