Postdocs at Silwood

2 Postdoc Research Associates in Bioinformatics & Speciation Genomics


Imperial College London


Salary £30,680 – £39,130 per annum


All appointments will normally be made at the bottom of the salary range


Silwood Park Campus


This is an exciting opportunity for two Research Associates with an interest in Evolutionary Genomics, Next-Generation Bioinformatics and Speciation Research. The successful candidates will carry out cutting edge research investigating the mechanisms of speciation using next-generation sequencing technologies on plant and animal systems on islands (including

– but not restricted to – the palms of Lord Howe Island, Australia, see Nature 441:210).


The successful candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent qualification in evolution, ecology, genetics or a closely related discipline.

You will have a solid background in either (i) bioinformatic processing of next-generation data for genome assembly, and/or (ii) speciation genetics and genomics. Both candidates should have a strong interest in evolutionary biology.


The successful candidates must also be proficient in statistics, have advanced knowledge of either speciation biology or genome assembly, and in depth experience of working in bioinformatics/genomics.  Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, a good track record of academic publications, and experience of management and analysis of complex bioinformatic and genomic data are essential.


The posts are funded for up to 3 years by the European Research Council and will be based at the Silwood Park Campus. The successful candidates will work closely with Prof. Vincent Savolainen (holder of the ERC Advanced Grant) and his research group.


Further details of the research group can be obtained from the research group website:


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Vincent Savolainen ( or Ms Diana Anderson (


Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.


Closing Date


            20 September 2010 (midnight GMT/BST)


How To Apply


Click the following link:


Or follow the relevant links ’employment opportunities’, then ‘job search’ on Imperial College London’s website


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