Postdoctoral Research Associate (Matute lab)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate (Matute lab)
Vacancy ID PDS002331
Department Biology - 318200
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date 06/01/2019
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 03/20/2019
Posting Close Date 03/24/2019
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The Matute lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is looking for a postdoc for research in Evolutionary genetics. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work in the field of speciation genetics in Drosophila. In particular, the project will focus on the study of hybrid zones in the oceanic islands of Africa. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop independent lines of research within the broader goals of the project and the lab. The ideal candidate will be creative, enthusiastic, motivated by experimental and analytical challenges, and be proficient in a range of bioinformatics and molecular techniques. The candidate must have knowledge of the latest developments in the field and the classical literature as well.
It is likely (but not essential) that the candidate will have to carry out field work.

Educational Requirements

Ph.D. Genetics, or Ecology and Evolution

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate must have experience in at least two of the three following topics: fly genetics, bioinformatics, population genetics.
Strong coding skills are absolutely essential.
Experience in MySQL, Python, or PERL programming required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Jennifer Mackey, HR Specialist
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