Research Associate-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI, MI
Posted
Apr 06, 2018
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Bradburd Lab at Michigan State is looking for a motivated, independent research associate (postdoc) to join the lab!  The lab is focused on population and evolutionary genetics, and especially on developing statistical methods to learn about evolutionary history of populations over space and time in a variety of empirical systems, including humans.  There are currently two main lines of inquiry in the lab:

   1) Spatial population genetics: using population genetic data to study the processes that have generated patterns of genetic variation, with a particular focus on isolation, migration, and local adaptation.

   2) Temporal population genetics: studying how population structure changes across space and through time, especially geared toward understanding population replacement and how populations adapt to climate change.

The specifics of the research projects are flexible, but could include methods for inferring spatial population genetic structure and admixture, quantifying the genomic fingerprint of adaptation to climate change, or identifying the genetic basis of traits in admixed populations.  Start date is also flexible.

Michigan State is an excellent place to conduct research in population genetics, with numerous research groups focused on similar areas (e.g., Braasch, Boughman, Conner, Edger, Fitzpatrick, Gallant, Huang, Lenski, Liu, Lowry, Meek, Scribner, Shiu).  The Bradburd lab is a safe space and is committed to increasing diversity in the scientific community.  I therefore strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates with related scientific interests.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, computational biology, mathematical biology, statistics, or similar field.

Desired Qualifications

Strong interest in scripting/programming and statistics is required.  Strong background in same is a bonus!

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter, current CV and contact information for three referees.

Special Instructions

Review of applications begins April 24 and will continue until filled.

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Michigan State is an excellent place to conduct research in population genetics, with numerous research groups focused on similar areas (e.g., Braasch, Boughman, Conner, Edger, Fitzpatrick, Gallant, Huang, Lenski, Liu, Lowry, Meek, Scribner, Shiu).  The Bradburd lab is a safe space and is committed to increasing diversity in the scientific community.  I therefore strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates with related scientific interests. Informal inquiries welcome to bradburd@msu.edu

 

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