We’re hiring a population genomics postdoc

Post-Doctoral Position in Population Genomics

The Maslo and Pinsky Labs in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to participate in a United States Fish and Wildlife Service-funded project examining whether bat populations infected with White-nose Syndrome are experiencing a disease-induced selective sweep. Our approach includes quantification of the standing genetic variation that exists within and among natural bat populations and comparison of genomic signatures of bottlenecks and natural selection.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution or related field with strong skills in genomics and bioinformatics. Experience with demographic modeling is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven capacity to publish in peer-reviewed journals are also strongly preferred. The successful candidate will receive training in professional development, research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and interaction with regulatory agencies.

The preferred start date will be Fall 2016. The position is initially for 1 year, but with the ability to extend contingent up on a performance review. The position includes a competitive salary and health insurance.

Applicants should submit: 1) cover letter describing research interests/experiences; 2) CV; and 3) names and contact information for 3 references. Send full application packages as a single PDF file to Dr. Brooke Maslo at brooke.maslo@rutgers.edu.


Screening of applications will begin on April 22, 2016.