Job: Comparative genomics of Primulaceae

We
assemble
reference
genomes
de
novo
and
perform
comparative
genomic
analyses
to
investigate
the
origin,
evolution,
and
loss
of
the
heterostyly
supergene
(S-­?locus)
in
Primulaceae
(and
related
questions).
The
successful
candidate
will
possess
the
following
skills:
ability
to
frame
questions
clearly,
test
hypotheses,
set
goals;
write,
submit,
and
publish
scientific
manuscripts;
knowledge
of
genome-­?assembly
methods,
comparative
genomics,
bioinformatics,
phylogenomics
and
population
genomics;
ability
to
work
both
collaboratively
and
independently;
knowledge
of
plant
breeding
systems
desirable.
STARTING
DATE:
May
1
or
June
1,
2020
(some
flexibility
possible).
The
position
is
available
for
2
(to
3)
years;
opportunities
to
seek
additional
funding
are
available.
The
selected
candidate
will
also
have
the
opportunity
to
gain
valuable
teaching
experience.
APPLICATION
PROCEDURE:
• Send
SINGLE
PDF
FILE
titled
Primulapostdoc2020_familyname
to:
ContiElena@access.uzh.ch
• The
application
consists
of:
1)
cv;
2)
publication
record;
3)
Copy
of
Ph.D.
diploma
and
courses
taken,
with
grades;
4)
letter
of
motivation
explaining
your
interest
in
&
qualifications
for
the
topic
(2
pages
max.);
5)
names,
affiliations,
email
addresses
and
phone
numbers
of
3
referees.
• Applications
review
will
start
February
1,
2020,
and
continue
until
suitable
candidates
are
identified.
The
Department
of
Systematic
and
Evolutionary
Botany
and
the
University
of
Zurich
provide
state-­?of-­?
the-­?art
infrastructure,
excellent
scientific
milieu,
and
an
international,
English-­?speaking
work
environment.
With
a
world-­?class
airport
located
in
the
center
of
Europe,
Zurich
offers
unmatched
opportunities
for
easy
travel
to
conferences
and
workshops
anywhere
in
the
world.
Proximity
to
the
Alps
offers
easy
access
to
multiple
outdoor
activities
and
the
species-­?rich
Alpine
flora.

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