We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join my lab at the University of Texas (Austin) on a study of the origin and evolution of young sex chromosomes. In an NIH-funded collaboration with Dr. Katie Peichel (Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center), we are collecting genomic data from several species of stickleback fishes. My lab will be analyzing those data to study topics that include chromosome rearrangements, sexually-antagonistic selection, the evolution of recombination, and patterns of molecular evolution on recombining sex chromosomes.
The position can begin as early as May 1, and the starting date is negotiable. A requirements are a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, genetics, modeling, statistics, bioinformatics, or related field. The postdoc should have experience in programming (e.g. in Python and/or C++) and/or bioinformatics.
The salary is $45,432 to $51,096 / year, depending on qualifications, and the position includes health and retirement benefits. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible extension up to three years depending on satisfactory performance.
If interested, please email Mark Kirkpatrick ([email protected]) with a letter explaining your background and motivation, a C.V., and the email addresses of three people who have agreed to provide recommendations. The position will remain open until a suitable person is found.