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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Oxford - Department of Zoology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 p.a., Grade 7
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 31st July 2020
Closes: 3rd September 2020
Job Ref: 146687

Department of Zoology, 11a Mansfield Road, Oxford

A 1-year postdoctoral researcher position is available with the Barraclough lab, in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. The post will generate new genomic data and analyses for evolutionary time-series of multiple species, focusing on 8 fungal and 8 insect species in the UK. Funded by the John Fell Fund, the project will collaborate with the Big Data Institute in Oxford, the CABI living fungal collection, the Insect Survey at Rothamsted Research, and the Darwin Tree of Life project led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

The postholder should have prior experience of evolutionary genomics and a hold a PhD (or be near to completion) in a relevant area is essential, but your experience could be in laboratory methods or in bioinformatic analysis or in both.

This position will manage sample acquisition, DNA extraction (including from tricky historical samples), submitting samples to genome sequencing centres, and the analysis and compilation of resulting genome sequence data. They will work closely with a range of partners including the Big Data Institute in Oxford, the UK's living fungal culture collection at CABI, the Insect Survey at Rothamsted and the Darwin Tree of Life project at the Sanger Institute.

Only applications made online will be accepted. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Full-time and part-time applications (minimum 20 hours per week) are welcome.

Informal inquiries should be directed to

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 September 2020

Closing Date: 03-SEP-2020 12:00

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