We have a research opportunity open at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM) working in the Evolutionary Analysis Group and the research team of Kathryn Elmer (http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/bahcm/staff/kathrynelmer/) in collaboration with Oscar Gaggiotti at University of St Andrews (https://risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/oscar-eduardo-gaggiotti(43985656-390b-478e-b9a7-05fe88181e46).html_ The project is primarily based at Glasgow and research periods based at St Andrews are supported.
We are seeking a motivated, creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher for a project on the genomic basis of oviparous and viviparous reproductive modes, funded by The Leverhulme Trust. This project will apply advanced statistical analyses to population-wide whole genome sequences to identify regions of the genome that show signals of response to selection, the molecular targets of that selection (genes, gene functions, and biological pathways), and genetic units fundamental to egg-laying vs live-bearing. The research model is the common lizard, which is a fascinating and unusual species because it is reproductively bimodal.
A strong track record of genetic and evolutionary research is necessary, and on vertebrates is a benefit. Bioinformatic experience with NGS data and expertise in whole genome analysis is preferred. Skills in quantitative trait mapping, comparative genomics, ecological and/or population genomics, statistics, and phylogenetics are also valuable. Lab work and fieldwork skills are not strictly required but would be advantageous. Team working and positive attitude are a must. Candidates must have completed their PhD by the start of contract. International applicants will be eligible for a UK work visa. We welcome a diversity of applicants!
The position is for 3 years, with start date reasonably flexible. The position is open at grade 6 (early career postdoc) or grade 7 (experienced postdoc).
IBAHCM is a stimulating and interactive research environment with a wealth of opportunities for discussion, collaboration and cutting edge research in evolution, ecology, and disease. The University of Glasgow ranks in the world's top 100 universities. The University and IBAHCM are both recognised with Athena SWAN awards. The city of Glasgow is lively and cultural, and sits on the doorstep of the great outdoors of the Scottish Highlands, islands, and coast.
The official job description and application requirements are available on the University of Glasgow homepage under current vacancies; http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/ at job reference 039224
**The advertisement closes 7 August 2020.**
Informal inquiries in advance are very welcome