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  • Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics

    Ellen Paul
    • Employer: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan
      Location: Michigan
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/19/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    January 27th, 2021
    Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics

    The lab of Dr. Ben Winger in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for a postdoctoral scientist position in avian evolutionary genomics.
    We conduct research on diverse topics related to avian evolution and evolutionary ecology. For this position, we are interested in a candidate with experience in the collection and analysis of genomic data and expertise in areas such as any of the following: genome evolution, population genetics and historical demography, landscape and spatial genetics, introgression and gene flow, and/or gene expression. The position involves opportunities to advance ongoing collaborative projects, as well as to develop new projects that leverage our current datasets and ongoing data collection. The specific focus of the project will depend somewhat on the experience and interests of the applicant, but will involve the relationship between life history (especially seasonal migration) and evolutionary processes such as gene flow, population differentiation, range expansion and molecular evolution. We are mainly using North American birds as a study system, but the research may involve other systems as well.
    Critical to the success of the position will be the ability and desire to work both independently and collaboratively with other members of the lab. Duties may involve project coordination and development, analysis of genomic data and bioinformatics, wet lab work (including preparation of genomic libraries), training of graduate and undergraduate students, and dissemination of results through manuscript writing and conference presentations.
    A successful applicant will have a PhD in evolutionary biology or a related field prior to their start date, demonstrated success in publication of original research, a passion for biodiversity, expertise in one or more of the areas mentioned above, and a commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment. Knowledge of avian biology and avian diversity is desirable but not essential.
    This Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended to be a two-year position, pending a successful performance review after the first year.  Desired start date is by September 2021. Applicants should send a letter (< 2 pages) describing relevant experience, expertise and interests, a CV, and list of three references to Dr. Ben Winger (wingerb at umich.edu) by February 19th, 2021.
    More information on our lab and our research is at www.wingerlab.org and our department at https://lsa.umich.edu/eeb and https://lsa.umich.edu/ummz. Information on Postdoctoral life at UM is available at https://rackham.umich.edu/postdoctoral-fellows/

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