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Postdoc in Evolutionary Genetics

29 Août 2016,

Publié par Bioécologie

A postdoctoral research position is available to work on a newly funded ERC project to Peter Keightley (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK) and Diethard Tautz (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Ploen, Germany) 'DENOVOMUT - An integrated approach to understanding the impact of de novo mutations on the mammalian genome'.

We are looking for a Postdoc interested in working in two areas of evolutionary genomics:

1. The causes of variation in nucleotide diversity across the genome within populations and between species, including populations of wild mice and related species as model mammalian systems.

2. To characterize and quantify the spontaneous mutation process in murid rodents by genome sequencing of related individuals recently sampled from the wild.

There will also be the opportunity to work on another related component of the project, the long term consequences of spontaneous mutation for quantitative, life history and behavioural traits and for genomic variation in highly replicated spontaneous mutation accumulation experiments with inbred mouse lines.

Applicants should have or will shortly obtain a PhD in a relevant subject, which could be population genetics, evolutionary genetics, molecular evolution or quantitative genetics.

Within the project, there will be opportunities to develop independent lines of research related to evolutionary genomics with a view to establishment as an independent investigator. The grant includes substantial funds for computing, sequencing and to attend international conferences. There will be opportunities to travel to the Max Planck Institute in Ploen to collaborate with colleagues there. The position is for 3 years from 1st January 2017 and can be extended for a further 2 years.

To apply, go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/jobs and search for vacancy 036954. Closing date for applications 9th September 2016.

For informal enquiries, contact peter.keightley@ed.ac.uk

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