Bioinformatics Research Fellow in Evolutionary & Environmental Genomics
This is an exciting new Research Fellow position for a bioinformatician to work with staff in Evolutionary and Environmental Genomics. We are looking to work with a bioinformatics colleague and scientist, this is not a technical post. We have quite a number of projects, most already with data, on which you could take the lead. We would additionally welcome the development of new projects in collaboration with staff in the group. We anticipate that for the right candidate this could be a very productive fellowship in terms of publications and collaborations. Please feel free to discuss the position with Dave Lunt. The advert is below:
- Reference: FS0093
- Faculty/Area: University of Hull Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Department: School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences
- Salary: £31,644 to £36,661 per annum. Fixed Term
- Post Type: Full Time
- Closing Date: Sunday 27 April 2014
Applicants with a strong background in bioinformatics, comparative genomics, or evolutionary and population genomics are invited to apply for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the School of Biological, Biomedical, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Hull, UK.
The post-holder will work closely with members of the Evolutionary and Environmental Genomics (EEG) group to analyzegenomic datasets from a diverse range of projects and develop new collaborative research programmes. Previous expertise of work with eukaryotic genome assembly, RADseq, metabarcoding, or population genomics would be advantageous.
The position is funded by The School of Biological, Biomedical, and Environmental Sciences for two years and will be central to the developing research agenda of this active group. Existing expertise within the EEG Group encompasses phylogenetics, network ecology, bioinformatics, speciation genetics, molecular evolution, and population genetics. It is anticipated that the new Bioinformatics Fellow will complement and extend these existing skills. The EEG Group is very research active and currently comprises six members of academic staff along with postdocs, research students, and technicians.
The post-holder will also be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate bioinformatics teaching. This may include undergraduate metabarcoding practicals, postgraduate training days in bioinformatics, and similar.
This will be an exciting career opportunity for a research fellow wishing to broaden their experience with different research systems, develop methods and novel bioinformatics approaches, forge new collaborations, and maintain a very substantial publication record.
The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in a relevant biological subject area (e.g. bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, population genetics) and have proven ability to carry out large-scale data analysis using bioinformatic approaches. An excellent understanding of the science underlying the work of the EEG group would be advantageous.
This is a full time position for 24 months in the first instance.
Candidates are encouraged to discuss this role informally with Dr Dave Lunt, Tel: +44 (0)1482 465514, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about the position and research of the EEG group visit: http://www.evohull.org/environmental-genomics/
For information about the School visit: www.hull.ac.uk/biosci