Posting Numberreq7134
DepartmentEcology & Evolutionary Biology
Department Website Link
LocationMain Campus
AddressTucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsThe Enard lab in the EEB Department at University of Arizona is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Associates interested in working at the interface of biology, ecology, and the population genomics of adaptation. The lab is currently working on genomic adaptation in response to viruses, both in humans and mammalian ecological systems, mainly bats. A recent example of the work done in the lab is the discovery of an ancient coronavirus epidemic more than 20,000 years ago in East Asia.To study the legacy of ancient viral epidemics in host genomes, we use existing computational tools and we develop our own computational methods. Postdocs in the lab have extensive freedom when it comes to defining how they want to share their time between population genomics computational analyses, ecology field work, and methods development. The lab makes extensive use of machine learning to study genomic adaptation, and Postdocs in the lab have the opportunity to learn, or further advance their skills in this area.More details on current projects and lab members can be found at UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesWe provide a collaborative environment, with research collaborations in the US (Sudmant Lab at UC Berkeley, Uricchio Lab at Tufts, etc.) and abroad (Etienne Lab in France, Alexandrov Lab in Australia). We have joint lab meetings with the Masel and Gutenkunst labs (population genetics), and with the Barker and Dlugosch labs (ecological genomics). The EEB Department provides a very strong environment for the development of ecological genomicsWe benefit from stable funding for the next five years, but we encourage and help postdocs to get their own fellowships for greater independence. So far we have had great success helping postdocs to get prestigious fellowships. Successful applicants will also benefit from considerable computational resources on campus to speed up their projectsKnowledge, Skills, Abilities:A good coding and/or quantitative backgroundA clear motivation to learn and an interest in the research topics
Minimum QualificationsPh.D. in Biology or related field. Will consider candidate who is “ABD” (all but dissertation/graduated) if all coursework is completed and final oral examination has been passed, such that the candidate is just awaiting degree conferral
Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Job FTE1.0
Work CalendarFiscal
Job CategoryResearch
Benefits EligibleYes – Full Benefits
Rate of PayDOE
Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for CandidatesDr. David
Open Date10/1/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Documents Needed to ApplyCurriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to ApplicantFor your application to be considered complete, please upload a cover letter, CV, and a document providing references who are your PhD advisor(s) and current or past Postdoctoral advisor(s) (if you are already a Postdoctoral Research Associate). This references document is to be uploaded as an “Additional Document”.
Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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