Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Anthropology University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06448
Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Anthropology
Description The Bigham Lab in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher Position. The Bigham Lab for Anthropological Genomics is focused on understanding human genetic adaptation to environmental pressures and how these adaptations affect the range of modern human phenotypic diversity. We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to lead and perform bioinformatic analysis of whole genome and genotyping array data to identify genes under selection, identify putative causal variants for adaptive phenotypes through genotype-phenotype analysis, and conduct field work in Latin America. In addition, the scholar will prepare manuscripts for scientific journals, mentor graduate students in data analysis, present data at scientific meetings, and prepare grant applications.
The candidate must hold a PhD in Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related discipline. Applicants will have strong quantitative backgrounds and experience in bioinformatics including programming in R and Python/Perl as well as cluster computing. In addition, applicants will display excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
The initial appointment is for 12 months with a possibility of renewal. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.
Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06448. Applications should include a letter of introduction, a curriculum vita, a research statement and names and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin June 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Informal inquiries are welcome. Please contact Dr. Abigail Bigham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.