Postdoctoral Research Associate

Bangor University - School of Biological Sciences

Starting Salary: £32,548 (Grade 7) p.a.

We are seeking a full time postdoctoral researcher to join the Molecular Ecology and Fisheries Genetics Laboratory (mefgl.bangor.ac.uk) at Bangor University as part of a new research team led by Alex Papadopulos (labadopulos.co.uk). The successful candidate will be integral to an exciting, NERC-funded project investigating the genomics of rapid, parallel adaptation to heavy metal toxicity in sea campion (Silene uniflora).

Candidates should hold a PhD in evolution, ecology or genetics and have research experience in evolutionary biology, molecular ecology or a related discipline, preferably in relation to adaptation and speciation genetics. The post-doc will be responsible for the generation and analysis of genomic (ddRADseq, RNAseq, whole genome re-/sequencing) and ecological/phenotypic data for population genomics and QTL analyses, supported by a dedicated research technician. Basic molecular genetic wet lab and data handling/analysis skills are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively on writing and analysis for publication. Experience of high-throughput sequencing library preparation and bioinformatics analysis of genomic data is desirable, but training in all aspects will be provided if necessary. Occasional weekend working to conduct tolerance experiments and to maintain plants will be required.

This is a fixed term appointment for 36 months. Preferred start date is 01/12/17 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For informal enquiries contact Alex Papadopulos email a.papadopulos@bangor.ac.uk

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

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