2 Postdocs in Edinburgh

Postdoc in population genomics

Enthusiastic and motivated postdoc wanted to:

i) develop analytic and simulation based methods for modelling selection and demography from whole genome data
ii) apply these new tools to whole genome datasets to quantify genome-wide selection and make inferences about the speciation process

Applicants should have a strong interest in statistical inference and population genetics, a PhD in a relevant subject area (population genetics, statistics, computer science or a related quantitative field) and a strong track record of independent and creative thinking.

Postdoc in butterfly speciation genomics

I am looking for an enthusiastic and motivated postdoc interested in comparative genomics and speciation. The postdoc will collaborate closely with Lepbase (http://lepbase.org/) to generate and analyse whole genome data for several European butterfly species and investigate the genomics of speciation in a comparative framework

Applicants should have a strong background in comparative and evolutionary genomics and a PhD in a relevant subject area (genetics, bioinformatics). Experience working with whole genome data is essential, as is a strong track record of independent and creative thinking. Experience with long read data, genome assembly and genome analysis/interrogation would be very advantageous.

Both postdocs will collaborate with several Project Partners in the UK and abroad and there is ample scope within the project to develop independent lines of research with a view to establishing themselves as independent investigators. The grant includes substantial funds for computing, sequencing and to attend international conferences.

Both positions are for 3 years from 1st February 2018 and can be extended for a further 2 years based on performance.

To apply, go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/jobs and search for vacancies 041050 and 041051. Closing date for applications: 6th of October 2017.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact konrad.lohse@ed.ac.uk ahead of application.

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