A postdoctoral researcher position is available! The position is part of a systematics project funded by the National Science Foundation. The duration of the postdoctoral position is three years. The project goal is to apply new DNA sequencing technologies to resolve rapid radiations and recent speciation events in the tree of life. The research project is focused on a diverse group of lizards (genus Sceloporus), although candidates with interests in any taxonomic group are encouraged to apply – no previous research experience with reptiles is required. Training and research activities cross multiple disciplines, including phylogenetics, bioinformatics, comparative genomics, and systematics. Please send me an email if you are interested.
Details: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in phylogenetics, and experience working with next-generation sequence data. Responsibilities include collecting next-generation sequence data, developing and running bioinformatics pipelines to clean, assemble, and align the data, and conducting phylogenetic analyses using high-performance computing resources. Preferably, the candidate will have experience scripting in either Perl or Python, and be familiar with MySQL. Candidates will be expected to have completed a PhD in Biology or a related field. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.