Ref.: 504670 Work type: Full-time Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000) Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral
FellowinEvolutionary Genomicsin the School
of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 504670), to commence in 2021 for
one year, with the possibility of renewal for one year, subject to
satisfactory performance and funding availability.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or be expected to complete
a Ph.D. degree before commencement date in Bioinformatics,
Genomics, Evolutionary Biology, Population Genetics, or a related
discipline, with a demonstrated record of research achievement.
They should also be proficient at programming in a scripted
language (e.g. Python, Perl, or R). Those with experience in shell
scripting and computing cluster environments and/or experience in
working with whole genome datasets in population or comparative
genomics would be highly preferrable.
The appointee will work on genomics projects on non-model species
in a laboratory which has several study systems and active projects
addressing genotype-phenotype association, comparative genomics,
population genomics, and behavioural genetics. A key focus of the
laboratory is to use genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic data to
understand the genetic basis and evolution of phenotypic traits.
The appointee will determine the genetic basis of alternative
reproductive strategies in a non-model species. Data is readily
available to ensure a quick and productive start. He/She will also
have extensive opportunities to interact with collaborators and be
involved in different evolutionary and ecological genomics
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical
benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of
The University only accepts online application for the above post.
Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. with
the contact information of three referees, cover letter and a
statement of research interests and skills. Review of applications
will commence as soon as possible and continue until September
30, 2021 , or until the post is filled, whichever is