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University of Texas Postdoc Opportunity in Native American Genomic Diversity/Population History

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 03, 2013 11:56 AM expired
The Molecular Anthropology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher to study genetic diversity in contemporary and ancient Native Americans. This research is part of a funded project investigating the impact of European contact on Native American genomic diversity and disease prevalence. Responsibilities will include the generation and analysis of genomic data, manuscript preparation, and helping to mentor graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits and is available for at least one year, with the possibility of extension.


Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in anthropology, evolutionary biology, or a relevant discipline within the biological sciences prior to starting the position.  Candidates should have a record of successful publishing in scientific journals, and excellent analytical and communication skills are required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a background in population genetics, genomics, and/or ancient DNA, or who have experience analyzing next-generation DNA sequence data or genome-wide population genetic data.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Deborah Bolnick (deborah.bolnick@austin.utexas.edu).  To apply for the position, please send an email to Dr. Bolnick with a current CV, 1-page statement of research interests and qualifications, PDF of one relevant publication, and a list of three people (including name, affiliation, and email address) who can serve as references.  Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2013, and the position will remain open until filled by a suitable candidate.  Start date is negotiable but no later than June 2013.

The Molecular Anthropology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin is affiliated with the Department of Anthropology (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/anthropology) and the Population Research Center (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc).  

The University of Texas is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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