Pasa 2 años investigando evolución de megafauna africana con esta posición de postdoc ~

31 de enero de 2023

Pasa 2 años investigando evolución de megafauna africana con esta posición de postdoc

Oferta compartida por Nuria

A 2-year Post doc position is now open at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The position is in the Wildlife Genetics group led by Rasmus Heller, and will work on analyzing several large genomic data sets from African mammals. The position is part of the African Wildlife Genomics project in which we will sequence 10,000+ individuals spanning 20+ species of large African mammals and use population genetics to better understand the evolutionary history of Africa's megafauna. Topics under investigation include population structure, phylogeography, gene flow, speciation, local adaptations, demographic history and conservation.

The preferred candidate has a strong background in analyzing whole-genome data, including a thorough understanding of NGS data and bioinformatic processing of raw sequencing data. The candidate must also be able to demonstrate an interest in - or preferably experience with - population genetic method development. In addition, the candidate must have demonstrated expertise in performing population genetic analyses on such data using state-of-the-art tools. The candidate is expected to be proficient in at least one scripting language and have a solid statistical background.

The position will provide an opportunity to work on unique data sets and problems in an engaging host environment. Rasmus Heller's group is part of a larger Statistical and Population Genetics cluster consisting of four research groups and PIs working closely together on the African Wildlife Genomics project. This ensures a strong, collaborative scientific environment with diverse expertise ranging from theoretical population genetics and methods development to molecular ecology and conservation genetics. We have a large network of Danish and international collaborators, including close ties to African research environments. Working conditions and quality of life in Denmark are among the best in the world.

The deadline for application is February 20th 2023, and the starting date is June 1st 2023. For further information and a link to the formal application page, see the official advertisement here.

Further questions can be addressed to Rasmus Heller at

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