Postdoc at UCL

UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
Research Associate: Comparative genomics

The appointment will be full time on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £32,375 – £34,165 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Telford Lab in the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to join a team funded by an ERC advanced grant. The project aims to study the morphology, embryology and genetics of the Xenacoelomorpha (Xenoturbellida and Acoelomorpha) – a newly identified phylum of worms that have been linked to the deuterostomes.

The Research Associate will contribute to a comprehensive comparative study of the genomes and transcriptomes of the Xenacoelomorpha and their relatives.

The post is available immediately and is funded until 31st May 2018 in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD (awarded or about to be awarded) in a relevant area. The ideal candidates will have a good knowledge of bioinformatics and especially comparative genomics and a strong interest in animal evolution. They will be responsible for the assembly and annotation of genomes and transcriptomes of members of the Xenacoelomorpha and for developing and implementing methods to enable the large scale analysis of these genomes and performing comparisons with genomes from other metazoans in an evolutionary framework.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1341661.

Please attach a CV and a brief personal statement, explaining how your qualifications and experience make you a suitable candidate for the post.

For informal queries about the post, please contact Professor Max Telford,

email: . If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Jeremy Guyer, email: .

Closing Date: 10th July 2013.
Latest time for the submission of applications: 5 pm.

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Max TelfordProfessor of Zoology
Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment,
University College London,
Darwin Building,
Gower Street,

London WC1E 6BT, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2554 (Internal: 32554)
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 7096

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