Submitted: 18 May 2021
Department: Anthropology
Institution: UCLA
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 1 July 2021
Application URL:

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Anthropology

The Bigham Lab in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher Position. The Bigham Lab for Anthropological Genomics is focused on understanding human genetic adaptation to environmental pressures and how these adaptations affect the range of modern human phenotypic diversity. We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to lead and perform bioinformatic analysis of whole genome and genotyping array data to identify genes under selection, identify putative causal variants for adaptive phenotypes through genotype-phenotype analysis, and conduct field work in Latin America. In addition, the scholar will prepare manuscripts for scientific journals, mentor graduate students in data analysis, present data at scientific meetings, and prepare grant applications.

The candidate must hold a PhD in Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related discipline. Applicants will have strong quantitative backgrounds and experience in bioinformatics including programming in R and Python/Perl as well as cluster computing. In addition, applicants will display excellent interpersonal and writing skills.

The initial appointment is for 12 months with a possibility of renewal. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.

Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit at: Applications should include a letter of introduction, a curriculum vita, a research statement and names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin June 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Informal inquiries are welcome. Please contact Dr. Abigail Bigham ([email protected]).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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