Postdoc.Speciation.Genomics.Montpellier.France

Dear All,
Please find below an advert for a postdoctoral position in my group.
Best wishes,
Carole Smadja

Postdoctoral position in mouse population genomics and speciation at CNRS  Montpellier, France.
 A two-year post-doctoral position is available at CNRS Montpellier, France to work with Carole Smadja and Pierre Boursot on the genomics of adaptive speciation in the house mouse (Mus musculus).
 This ANR and EU-funded project is devoted to characterise the genetic components of sexual isolation and reinforcement in the house mouse. Cutting-edge high throughput technologies including next-generation sequencing will be used to assess genome-wide and candidate gene variation and divergence between the two European subspecies of the house mouse, a model system for the study of speciation-with-gene-flow.
 Research areas will thus include speciation genomics, mouse population genetics and evolutionary history, method development for analysis of next-generation sequencing data sets, natural selection detection and characterisation, and population genetics theory.
 The successful candidate will be in charge of designing NGS experiments, analysing and interpreting data and handling manuscript preparation. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area (evolutionary biology, genomics). We are seeking for someone with a vivid interest in evolution and speciation research and a strong background in population genetics/ statistical genetics. Skills in bioinformatics and/or programming are essential. Experience in handling Next-Generation-Sequencing data will be strongly appreciated. Skills in French are not required.
 The Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution (Université Montpellier 2) has a long lasting history of research excellence in evolutionary biology, and Montpellier hosts one of the most vibrant communities of biodiversity research in Europe with several research centers of excellence in the field.
 Starting date: early 2012.
 Net monthly salary will be 2100-2500 Euros depending on experience.
 Applications should be sent to: carole.smadja@univ-montp2.fr by ***January 15, 2012*** and should include a 1-2-page research statement with date of availability, a detailed CV, and the names and contact details of 2-3 referees.

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