Postdoc in evolutionary and functional genomics, University of Puerto Rico

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JOB DESCRIPTION Postdoc in evolutionary and functional genomics. An EPSCoR-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Riccardo Papa in the Department of Biology of the University of Puerto Rico, Ro Piedras Campus, and in collaboration with Dr. Brian Counterman of the Department of Biological Sciences of Mississippi State University. The laboratory has a rich background in studying the natural history of Heliconius butterflies, with a focus on whole genome sequencing and performing functional assays to go after the developmental and genetic architecture of color pattern development in butterflies. These regions provide exciting candidates for further validation using functional approaches such as ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq and CRISPR to better understand the pathways involved in color pattern development and their evolution. SPECIAL REQUISITES The candidate must have completed Ph.D. degree within the last 5 years, preferably in genomics, population genetics or statistical genetics. The position requires skills in the more bioinformatical areas of biology, and a strong record of research in these areas. High motivation and mobility will be necessary to collaborate with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI, Panama; Owen McMillan), Cornell University (US; Robert Reed), George Washington University (US; Arnaud Martin) and Cambridge University (UK; Chris Jiggins). The work will focus on bioinformatics methods to analyze genomic sequencing and functional genomic data. Specifically, this includes building pipelines to assemble and analyze whole genome resequencing data using multiple platforms and obtain and analyze ATAC-seq and ChIP-seq data. Strong knowledge of the Heliconius system is preferred but not required. IMPORTANT INFORMATION To apply, please submit (i) a cover letter including motivation and research interests, (ii) a full CV that includes all requisites for the position, and (iii) contact information for two references electronically, and (iv) copies of all academic degrees *(diplomas and certifications). Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position can be directed to APPLICATIONS SUBMITED WITH INCOMPLETE INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. CANDIDATES WITH A PH.D. DEGREE OF 5 YEARS OR MORE ARE NOT ELIGEBLE FOR THIS POSITION. Please email your application to: Riccardo Papa Riccardo Papa