Postdoc

Postdoc in Anopheles population genomics.

A Research Assistant/Associate position is available in the lab of  
Austin Burt for population genomic analyses of the malaria vector  
Anopheles gambiae s.l. The post will involve analyses of population  
genomic datasets from full genome shotgun sequencing.  The position is  
funded by the FNIH through the Gates Grand Challenges in Global Health  
initiative and by the European Commission INFRAVEC project, and you  
will be a member of both these multi-disciplinary, multi-national  
teams developing genetic approaches to vector control. (For more  
detail, see http://www.grandchallenges.org/ControlInsect/Challenges/GeneticStrategy/Pages/EndonucleaseGenes.aspx 
 and http://www.infravec.eu/). The research topics to be addressed  
include patterns of gene flow across the genome both among different  
geographical locales and between molecular forms and subspecies in the  
same locale.  Time series analyses will also be explored.  The  
emphasis of the post will be on data analysis rather than data  
generation.

The post will be based in the Ecology and Evolution section at the  
Silwood Park campus of Imperial College London (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/silwoodparkcampus 
). It is a fixed-term position, available immediately until 31 August  
2013. Salary £26,720 – £38,930 per annum depending upon experience.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree (or equivalent level of  
qualification) in population genetics, evolutionary genetics, or a  
related field. You should have experience in molecular population  
genetic analyses, in dealing with large genetic datasets and/or data  
from modern sequencing machines, and with some form of programming.  A  
willingness to work effectively and flexibly within a multi- 
disciplinary team and to exercise initiative and judgment in carrying  
out research tasks are essential.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Austin Burt (a.burt@imperial.ac.uk 
).

Our preferred method of application is online via https://www4.ad.ic.ac.uk/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?akRegionCode=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY_PAGE&akRegionApplicationId=800&transactionid=1289525897&retainAM=Y&addBreadCrumb=S&p_svid=18955&p_spid=960020&oapc=7&oas=FtLmGyXp4mJr52sfy0vm7A 
. Alternatively, contact Diana Anderson at +44 20 7594 2207 or email d.anderson@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 31 August 2010

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