The Martin Fish Speciation Lab (http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/martin/) seeks a postdoc for functional genetics studies of adaptive alleles and craniofacial traits in a sympatric radiation of trophic specialist pupfishes. Pupfishes present a rare opportunity to investigate the origins of a spectacular adaptive radiation and the evolution of novel niches (e.g. scale-eating) localized to a single Bahamian island despite thousands of similar Caribbean lake environments.
A multi-year NIH-funded position is available (initial 12 month appointment with the possibility of renewal for at least one more year). Start date is flexible, but ideally this summer or fall of 2021.
We are seeking postdoctoral applicants with interests/expertise in any of the following areas: functional genetics (CRISPR experience preferred), in situ hybridization, quantitative genetics, or craniofacial development.
We have identified numerous candidate causal variants in craniofacial regulatory networks that warrant further functional investigation. See our recent PNAS paper for additional context: www.pnas.org/content/118/20/e2011811118
Interested candidates should send an email detailing their interest in the position and relevant experience along with their CV and contact information for three references to Chris Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Position is open until filled, but please apply within the next two weeks for full consideration.
UC Berkeley contains a world-class community of integrative biologists studying adaptive radiation and speciation spanning the Department of Integrative Biology, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, the Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics, and more. UC Berkeley offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and is an equal opportunity employer. The city of Berkeley and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area is known for its progressive values, vibrant social and cultural scene, and beautiful surrounding environment.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Assistant Curator of Ichthyology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biology, evolution, genetics, or related field. Publication of work based on dissertation. Programming experience in R or python. BIPOC applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
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