Postdoc Opportunities

 

Two three-year postdoc positions are available at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, on a ERC Advanced Grant ‘Wild Evolutionary Genomics’ awarded to Prof. J.M. Pemberton.

Position 1

 

The appointee will investigate individual variation in recombination rate in a free-living mammal and its potential causes and consequences. The project is based on the long-term study of Soay sheep on St Kilda, Scotland, and will make use of pedigree information and genotypes for ~6,000 individuals genotyped on the International Sheep Genomics Consortium’s 50K SNP chip. A PhD in a relevant field and previous experience of bioinformatic and statistical analysis is required. Further information and application via http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/ where the job reference no is 3015615 with application deadline 21st May 2012.

 

Position 2

The appointee will investigate the evolutionary genetics of fitness, especially the genetic architecture of inbreeding depression and additive genetic variation, in a wild mammal. The project is based on the long-term study of a wild population of red deer on the Isle of Rum, Scotland. A ~50K SNP chip for red deer is in preparation. Initially, the postdoc will prepare and submit DNA samples to a subcontractor for genotyping on the chip. Subsequently, the postdoc will QC data received and analyse it in relation to project objectives. Technical support will be available for the initial lab work. A PhD in a relevant field and previous experience of molecular laboratory work and statistical analysis, preferably in the area of quantitative genetics, are required. Further information and application via http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/ where the job reference no is 3015617 with application deadline 21st May 2012.

Informal enquiries for both positions can be made to j.pemberton@ed.ac.uk. Interviews for both positions will take place in late June/early July and appointees need to start by 1st Sept.