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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - School of Biosciences

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £32,344 to £34,304 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: UOS030358

Fixed-term for 24 months

We seek a highly motivated evolutionary genetics specialist to join an international team studying the role of chromosomal inversions in adaptation and speciation. You will have experience in handling whole-genome resequencing data and a commitment to research on the genetic basis of evolutionary change. You will also enjoy fieldwork and be fascinated by the relationships between organisms and their natural environment. The post is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. You will join a vibrant group led by Professor Roger Butlin in Sheffield, Professor Kerstin Johannesson in Gothenburg and Dr Rui Faria in Porto. You will be based in Sheffield in the world-class Ecology and Evolutionary Biology grouping and you will be expected to travel to Sweden and Portugal.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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