The AVIAN Behavioural Genomics and Physiology Group (Wright Lab) at Linköping University, Sweden, is looking for two new recruitments – a motivated technician and post-doc as part of a newly acquired ERC consolidator grant. The project is aimed at studying the genomics of feralisation, using Hawaiian and Bermudan chickens as a model.
In the case of the technician the individual should have extensive experience of working with chickens, collecting physiological and behavioural samples and phenotypes, and dissection. In addition, the post will involve multiple field seasons in Hawaii and Bermuda, so field experience is also valuable. Laboratory skills, including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR and the like are also required.
In the case of the post doc we are looking for a candidate with a strong background in quantitative genetics and bioinformatics. The project will involve a large amount of WGS data (including RNAseq and methseq data). The project will require selective sweep mapping, population genomics analysis of admixture as well as GWAS analysis (expression and standard).
The project itself has recently been funded by an ERC consolidator grant and is aiming to use a series of different populations of feralised chickens (domestic birds that have escaped and are now living wild throughout the Hawaiian Island chain) to map the genes and polymorphisms underlying their rapid responses to newly imposed selective forces.
Candidates are requested to apply formally as per the official announcement at the following link for the technician post:
And the following link for the post-doc position:
The application must be received by the 10th April for the technician position and the 13th April for the post-doc position. Pre-selected candidates will be expected to pass a skype or on-site interview. Successful candidates will be offered standard contract for two years, with the option to extend this to a maximum of five years.
The Wright lab is part of the AVIAN behavioural genomics and physiology group, which comprises of a variety of researchers using the chicken as a model. As such there is on-going research in behaviour, physiology, evolution, genetics and genomics amongst others. Linköping University is a large campus-based University with over 30000 staff and students. Linköping itself is the fifth largest city in Sweden, with an international airport and good rail and bus links throughout the country. For further enquiries about the positions please contact Dominic Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) for further information.