Postdoctoral Research Associate: Wild Great Ape Population & Evolutionary Immunogenomics

The Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis ( is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join the Wroblewski lab.

This person will participate in an NIH-funded project investigating the population and evolutionary immunogenomics of wild, African great apes. The successful candidate will characterize diversity and selection on immune-related genes (particularly those within the MHC (major histocompatibility complex)) in relation to disease, reproduction, and social behavior. Applicants for this position should have experience with DNA sample preparation, sequencing methodology, and data analysis for next generation sequencing. Candidates should have expertise in (molecular/biological) anthropology, biology, genetics/genomics, or a related field.

The start date for the position is flexible, beginning as early as January 2019. Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment. The selected candidate will be offered an initial contract for one year, with anticipated renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance.

Informal inquiries are welcome. Interested applicants should email application materials to Emily Wroblewski ( Please include a cover letter (summarizing your research interests and goals, expertise, and relevant skills), CV, and contact information for three references. Please put “Ape Immunogenomics Postdoc” in the subject line. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.