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Postdoctoral Researcher

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

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Position OverviewThis is a skilled position requiring knowledge and training in a genomics-relate field. This position is limited term with an initial appointment of 2 years. The postdoctoral researcher will propose their own project that fits with the research program of Center affiliated faculty. Thus applicants should review the research that is being performed by KU Center for Genomics faculty. Primary responsibilities will be designing and performing experiments, analyzing data, and disseminating results based on an original research proposal. There will be considerable latitude in designing the original research proposal, but proposals should be related to center-affiliated research mentors. Other responsibilities include helping to organize an annual symposium and being an ambassador for the KU Center for Genomics.

The Center for Genomics ( has many faculty members performing research in a wide range of disciplines.

Candidates must research and specifically identify within their application materials the faculty members/mentors they are the most interested in working with and feel their proposed research aligns with.
Job Description60% - Conduct primary research on a genomics-related research project
30% - Collaborate with, and assist, other KU faculty, postdocs and graduate students to facilitate and support the genomic research
10% - Publish and present research results in venues appropriate to the discipline Position RequirementsTo be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD conferred at the time of hire. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed 6 months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration. Required Qualifications
  1. PhD in the life sciences or related fields
  2. Demonstrated excellence with oral and written scientific communication as evidenced by application materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated excellence in scientific research as evidenced by publications and preprints, fellowships, etc.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as evidenced by application materials.
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application includes
  1. Online application
  2. Cover letter clearly stating the following items (2 page limit):
    1. Brief overview of your PhD work
    2. Research plans during your fellowship
    3. Career plans after your fellowship
    4. A statement about the importance and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the scientific enterprise (for information about current DEIB initiatives, please see
    5. A clear description of how your proposed work aligns with specific center member research interests. We strongly recommend that you contact the faculty member/mentor to work out potential details in advance of application materials being submitted. For complete faculty members/mentors information in the Center for Genomics, go to
  3. Curriculum Vitae with complete background/history
  4. Contact information for 3 professional references
  • Application review begins December 1, 2021 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is received.
Contact Information to ApplicantsRobert Unckless
[email protected] Advertised Salary RangeMinimum $47,476.00; commensurate with experience Work ScheduleLimited Term 2 years from hire date. Application Review Begins01-Dec-2021 Anticipated Start Date07-Feb-2022


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