Pasa 3 meses trabajando con aves esteparias en EAU ~

10 de febrero de 2022

Pasa 3 meses trabajando con aves esteparias en EAU

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Short term contract (3 months), Steppe Bird Phylogenomics 

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join our Conservation Genetics team to develop pilot phylogenomic datasets for certain clades of African/Asian steppe birds of conservation concern. The position is ideally suited for an early career scientist contemplating further graduate study in conservation genomics/evolutionary biology, especially those interested in improving their knowledge of wet lab and bioinformatics methodologies that result in the generation of genome-wide phylogenomic markers using multiple reduced-representation approaches.

The ideal candidate has passion and curiosity for arid land birds, avian conservation, and/or the biogeography of steppe ecosystems. Prior experience with next-generation sequencing methodologies, systematic biology, and basic bioinformatics is a plus. The position is contemplated for someone with Master's level experience, but qualified applicants with undergraduate (Bsc.) degrees are encouraged to apply. 

The goal of short term contract positions in the Conservation Genetics teams is to generate pilot data/proof of concept for emerging research in biodiversity genomics in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region with the goal of creating promising new research areas for our group; as such, some successful projects may have the possibility of becoming converted into funded graduate student projects, as funding allows. 

This is a three-month position based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, starting around 10 March 2022. The incumbent will receive round trip transportation to Abu Dhabi, room and board at the National Avian Research Center (NARC), as well as a monthly stipend. The intern will join a growing, international team of conservation genomicists and ecologists. The future employee will work in a brand new, state of the art, conservation genomics laboratory located at the NARC under the close supervision of the laboratory head.

Reneco is a multi-national and highly multi-cultural institution, and we cherish diversity and promote tolerance. We encourage early career researchers, especially from under-represented groups to apply.
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Application materials should include a cover letter describing your interest in the position and qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for at least two references.

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