The Webster Lab in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in primate genomics.
The lab uses genomic data from a variety of taxa to investigate primate behavior, ecology, and evolution—broadly defined—with current emphases on speciation and adaptation, social organization, sex-biased processes, and sex chromosome evolution. There will be opportunities for the successful applicant to choose from a variety of projects, as well as develop new ones.
The target start date for the full-time, benefits-eligible position is September 2019, but this is flexible. Two years of funding is currently available. The initial contract is for 12 months and will be renewable for up to 24 months based on satisfactory performance.
This position requires a Ph.D. in anthropology, evolutionary biology, genomics, or a related field at the time of appointment. The ideal candidate will be motivated to creatively use genomic data and methods to address questions in primatology. Programming skills (e.g., Python or R) and experience analyzing genomic data are a plus, but not required, as there will be opportunities for training in bioinformatics and genomics.
To apply, please email a cover letter describing research interests, career goals, and motivation to join the lab along with a CV and contact information for three references to Tim Webster ([email protected]) and include “Postdoc application” in the subject. Pre-submission inquiries for more information or to discuss research ideas are welcome.
Application review will begin June 24, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
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