If you are interested in a project in the field of evolutionary genomics with quite a lot of flexibility (there is both RNA and genomic data, with possible work in both population genomics or phylogenomics), please read on!
The Miller Lab in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana, Missoula (http://hs.umt.edu/dbs/labs/miller) is hiring a postdoctoral research associate in the area of evolutionary genomics. The nature of the project is flexible but should investigate the mechanisms responsible for the origins and maintenance of bacterial diversity. Recent projects have focused on the mechanisms of gene duplicate retention in bacteria with exceptionally high duplication rates, the population genomics of local adaptation along an environmental gradient and the maintenance of variation by ancient balancing selection (http://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0435-9). A Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required, and the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong background in molecular evolution and genomics as well as proficiency with Python and/or Perl.
The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana hs.umt.edu/dbs is home to a diverse and highly interactive faculty, and the Miller lab is housed in newly constructed space dedicated to genomics research. The University typically ranks in the Top 10 Universities in the US in the fields of Wildflife Biology and Ecology.
Missoula is a great college town located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains with an exceptional quality of life:
Missoula consistently rates as one of the top living locations in the US https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2016/mt/missoula
Missoula its one of the few cities in the country that gets a 100 rating from the Human Rights Campaign https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/MEI-2017-Missoula-Montana.pdf
To apply, please visit https://university-montana-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1811&company_id=16254&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992276&aid=1. The appointment is a 12-month Letter of Appointment with flexible start date, renewable for up to two years with a possible extension to a third year.
For more information on this position and our research, please contact Scott Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.