Post-Doctoral Research Associate: The Evolutionary Ecology Group

open until filled
Natural Sciences, Ecology, Zoology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£31,604-£38,833 GBP

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge, is available from 1 October 2018 for up to twenty-three months

We are looking for a bioinformatician/population geneticist to work with Dr Andrea Manica on a project investigating localised selection in humans.

Applicants will need a PhD in bioinformatics, population genetics or closely related subjects; they will be proficient programmer with experience in the analysis of genomic data, using python and/or R; willing to interact with specialist from other fields, such as archaeology and climatology; able to organise time, plan ahead and to work effectively independently; have good data handling and analysis skills, and good communication skills (writer and oral); and proven ability work in a team and strong inter-personal skills. Desirable characteristics are a background knowledge (e.g. from degree courses) of archaeology or anthropology; experience with selection scans on whole genomes; advanced programming skills in C; and/or experience in working with High Performance Computing facilities.

Duties will include:

Collating and curating genomic data, both from the literature and ongoing collaborations
Analysing genomic data for selection, both using standard approaches and CISGeM
Interacting with archaeologists and climate modellers to help result interpretation
Preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Interviews are planned in the week commencing 3 September 2018. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Andrea Manica (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 23 months.

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