Now hiring: Postdoctoral researcher in comparative phylogenomics of Philippine amphibians and reptiles

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The KU Biodiversity Institute is hiring a postdoctoral researcher in comparative phylogenomics of Philippine amphibians and reptiles.

The successful candidate will conduct scientific analyses focused on comparative phylogenomics of diversification in co-distributed land vertebrates of the Philippine archipelago.  These studies will draw on a very large collection of genetic resources (primarily amphibians and reptiles) from the Philippines and will consider patterns of speciation in numerous groups, focusing in particular on endemic archipelago-wide clades, and species pairs spanning geographical barriers of variable permeability (marine channels, ephemeral land bridges, landscape features, and ecological gradients). The successful candidate will interact primarily with KU’s Herpetology Division (its curators, collections manager, another postdoctoral researcher, and graduate students) as appropriate during the analysis of data and composition of scientific publications.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in biological sciences from an accredited university.
  • Extensive experience in the collection of genomic data collection and downstream bioinformatics analysis.   
  • Demonstrated publication record in genomic sciences.
  • Demonstrated record of presenting and communicating research findings at international and national meetings.

Application and Additional information are available on the KU employment website

Complete applications will consist of a CV, a 2-page research statement, and two recommendation letters. Review of applications will begin 30 August 2016.  Anticipated start-date: 1 January 2017.
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