Postdoc on behavioural genetics ~

12 de julio de 2019

Postdoc on behavioural genetics

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Alan Brelsford¢s lab in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the University of California, Riverside. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of reappointment.

The goal of the first year of the project is to identify the genetic basis
of courtship display behavior differences between hummingbird species using
admixture mapping. The project will make use of a large existing dataset of
hybrid phenotypes and whole-genome sequences from a recently identified
hybrid zone between Rufous and Allen¢s hummingbirds, which have distinct
male courtship displays. Future project goals may include analyses of
hybridization and speciation in birds and ants, evolutionary genomics of
social organization in Formica ants, or evolution of supergenes and sex

Minimum requirements:
This position requires a PhD in Biology or a related discipline, expertise
in population and/or statistical genomics, and a demonstrated record of
scientific productivity.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with genome-wide association study (GWAS) methods, admixture
analysis, sequence analysis of behavior, and behavioral genetics.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of interest, and contact
information for at least two references to Dr. Alan Brelsford at Questions about the position may be directed
either to Alan Brelsford at or Chris Clark at

Start date is flexible, but could be as early as September 2019. Review of
applications will begin July 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with NSF guidelines and the University
of California Postdoctoral Scholars¢ bargaining unit agreement.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse
undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing
routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation
college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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