Department:Institute of Ecology and Evolution Rank:Postdoctoral Scholar Annual Basis:12 Month
Review of Applications Begins Application review begins immediately; position is open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants Please apply on-line by providing a single attachment containing a brief cover letter explaining your background and research interests, CV including publications, and contact information for three professional references.
Department Summary The Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IE²) facilitates research and graduate education in ecology and evolutionary biology. The Institute fosters a collegial and stimulating intellectual environment for world-class research in molecular evolution, evolutionary genetics, evolution of development, and microbial, population, community, and ecosystems ecology.
Position Summary The Singh lab at the University of Oregon invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in population genomics. This project focuses on the causes and consequences of natural variation in recombination frequency in Drosophila melanogaster and is supported by multiple NSF grants. The successful candidate will interact with a diverse group of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students working in the areas of natural variation at the University of Oregon.
Minimum Requirements • Applicants must possess a PhD or equivalent in Biological Sciences or a related field.
Professional Competencies • Experience in genomics including the preparation of DNA and RNA samples for Next Generation Sequencing (Illumina Platform) is required. • Working knowledge of tools and methods for the analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data, and familiarity with scientific computing languages such as R, MATLAB, Python, or Perl is also required. • Experience with Drosophila is preferred. • A strong background in population genetics, evolutionary genetics, experimental evolution, or meiosis is essential.
Preferred Qualifications • Record of high quality research scholarship as evidenced by professional publications, independent research funding, and/or similar accomplishments.
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