Postdoctoral Position in Fungal Comparative Genomics and Experimental Evolution

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Postdoctoral Position in Fungal Comparative Genomics and Experimental Evolution

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in the Quandt Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder . The postdoctoral researcher will generate and analyze comparative genomic, phylogenomic, and experimental evolution data on insect pathogenic fungi, including analysis of areas of the genome under selection on serially passaged insect pathogens. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal upon acceptable progress toward project goals. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with lab and computational expertise related to the generation and analysis of high-throughput data. Those with experience studying genomics or experimental evolution will be given preference. Proficiency in R, Perl, and/or Python programming is a benefit.

Applicants should have completed a PhD or have postdoctoral experience in the fields of Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics, Evolutionary Biology, Experimental Evolution, or Computational Biology and have an established record of research productivity. Experience in mycology or microbiology preferred but is not required.

The successful candidate will join the Quandt Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Research in the Quandt Lab is broadly focused on the evolution of host association in fungi. The EBIO Department at CU Boulder has a strong group in evolutionary biology and genomics. The University of Colorado is located in Boulder, Colorado, located next to the Front Range of the southern Rocky Mountains.

For further inquiries please contact Alisha Quandt. The position will remain open until filled. The start date for this position is flexible, but no later than September 01, 2019. To apply please email a CV, cover letter, a brief statement of research and long-term goals, and contact information for 3 references to Alisha Quandt. Short-listed individuals will be contacted.

This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living, and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. 

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.


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