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Fellow (Post Doc) (Mammalian Genomics and Global Change)

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 505168
Work type: Post Doc
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Applied Sciences, Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Research / Scientific / Grants

About This Role:

The Division of Biology seeks a highly motivated person to fill the open position of postdoctoral scientist working in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Hope, to investigate species limits, units of conservation, hybridization dynamics, and adaptive gradients among shrews of the Genus Sorex. Specific goals of this work are to use genomic methods to resolve systematic relationships among species via phylogenetic analyses, and investigate how gene flow through time across admixture zones between lineages has contributed to the process of diversification. While involvement at all levels of the research is encouraged (specimen collection to manuscript preparation), primary responsibilities will include genomic library preparation for reduced representation sequencing (Illumina platform) and comparative analyses of resulting datasets.  Thus, the successful candidate will have appropriate laboratory and bioinformatics skills for the handling of next generation sequence data and a publication record demonstrating research expertise in evolutionary genomics, molecular systematics, phylogeography, or a related field.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Biology awards undergraduate degrees in three areas (Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology) and currently serves over 800 majors. Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us), a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City.  Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts.  Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The Division of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledges, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. must be completed by start date with expertise in evolutionary genomics, molecular systematics, phylogeography, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of bioinformatics scripting (e.g., R, Perl, Python)

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter describing your research interest, goals and past research achievements
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Relevant PDF reprints
  4. Names and contact information of two individuals willing to provide letters of recommendation.
  5. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Andrew Hope

Screening of Applications Begins:

December 1, 2018, and continue until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$ 47,476 - $ 55,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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