Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow - College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine

Salary: Grade 6/7 £27,629 - £31,076 /£33,943 - £38,183 per annum

We seek a theory-driven postdoc to join us to focus on questions related to evolutionary developmental biology and genomics including the genetic and epigenetic basis of phenotypic change. We offer a highly interdisciplinary group and generous funding support from a recently awarded NERC Highlight topics grant to Dr Kevin J. Parsons (PI), Prof. Neil B. Metcalfe, Dr Shaun S. Killen and Dr Jan Lindström. This post has funding for up to 3 years.

The postdoc will therefore also have the opportunity to take part in the design of experiments used to assess developmental changes in a range of phenotypes.

You will have previous postdoc experience or be near to completing a relevant PhD and be experienced with genomics, developmental genetics, and/or epigenetics. Interest and experience with questions surrounding parallel evolution and phenotypic plasticity would be an asset. As part of a team funded by this NERC grant, you will work closely with another postdoctoral scientist who will focus on running lab experiments and behavioural assays, and a full-time technician who will aid in the running of a breeding programme and lab work.

Passion for research, team spirit and enthusiasm are essential. Our team is multidisciplinary with additional major projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and NERC. Additional PhD student projects in the lab of the PI involve collaborations with engineers, statisticians, and physicists demonstrating the highly active and collaborative research environment in the University of Glasgow. Further information on the post can be obtained from Dr. Kevin Parsons (

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The University has recently been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

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