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Post-doctoral position- Conservation Genomics

Graduate & Postdoc
Expiration Date: 

We are currently seeking applications for a post-doctoral researcher to be involved in several new research projects in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, USA). These projects will develop high throughput markers for a number of endangered freshwater fishes found in the Southwestern United States. Successful applicant be responsible for (i) analysis of next-gen sequencing data (ii) development SNP arrays for ongoing genetic monitoring/evolutionary ecology projects and (iii) development of sex specific markers for Rio Grande silvery minnow. Funding is available for 2 years. The candidate selected for the position will primarily be involved in the bioinformatics portion of the projects but there will also be opportunities for engagement in field and laboratory work. The successful applicant will have a background in population/conservation genetics and strong analytical skills particularly in genomics/bioinformatics and a willingness to engage with all members of the research team (including undergraduates and graduate students). A PhD is required. Our lab also works closely with state and federal agencies so a willingness to engage with the broader community is also important.

For enquiries about this position please contact:

Megan Osborne (; 1 505 2773234)

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in discipline by the start date of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:

Background in population/conservation genetics

Strong analytical skills particularly in genomics/bioinformatics

Laboratory experience with next-gen sequencing methods, e.g. SNP development and GTseq

Excellent written and oral communication skills

A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Applications due: March 31st 2019, will remain open until filled.