Research Associate in Speciation Genomics (Fixed Term)

University of Bath - Biology & Biochemistry

We are excited to be recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to work on a German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project focused on genetics and genomics of hybrid male sterility in house mice. The project combines genome and transcriptome sequencing with deep phenotyping to identify genes and gene networks contributing to this reproductive barrier trait. The PDRA will contribute primarily to transcriptomic analysis, but will have the opportunity to contribute to molecular genetics research. The position also offers the successful candidate flexibility to pursue related questions, and develop an independent research project.

The recently established Milner Centre for Evolution is a vibrant community of 18 labs working on diverse evolutionary questions. The successful candidate will join an academically stimulating, research-intensive environment with many opportunities for interaction and collaboration. We are located in a brand new building on the lovely University of Bath campus.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in evolutionary biology, quantitative genetics and/or computational genomics. Strong data analysis skills, including programming and statistical analysis, are essential. Bioinformatics or molecular genetics experience is a plus. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to publish high quality science as well as good interpersonal and communication skills.

Please include in your application:

- CV including list of publications

- 1-2 page cover letter outlining your research experiences and interests

The position is offered for a period of up to 30 months, starting as soon as convenient (preferably by June 1st 2018).

For more information about the lab see: Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Leslie Turner via email: (telephone or Skype consultations can be arranged)

The University of Bath and our Department has an Athena SWAN Bronze award. We are committed to equality of opportunity and encourage applications from women and underrepresented groups. 

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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