Genomics Specialist Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Kansas Biodiversity Instiute

The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute (BI) is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to serve as a genomics specialist for the institute. The fellow will conduct collaborative research while overseeing a shared-use molecular laboratory. This lab is used by diverse and highly interactive scientists who are addressing a range of research questions in systematics and evolution using organisms from across the tree of life (invertebrates, microbes, plants, or vertebrates). The genomics specialist is responsible for developing and conducting research projects independently or in collaboration with BI scientists and managing the day-to-day operations of the laboratory.

The KU Biodiversity Institute studies past and present life on Earth to educate, engage and inspire. The institute, including the KU Natural History Museum, accomplishes this mission through the acquisition, curation, and study of collections of plants, animals, fossil material, and cultural artifacts for undergraduate, graduate, and public education, as well as research and public professional service.

As a premier biodiversity research center and museum, the KU Biodiversity Institute is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive environment that nurtures the growth and development of all. The BI believes that a diversity of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and our workplace. As such, the BI actively seeks applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education.

1.    Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics, or related field from an accredited university.
2.    Research experience and ongoing interest in evolution, systematics, population genetics, or related disciplines as documented by publications in peer-reviewed outlets.
3.    Two or more years practical experience with basic laboratory methods such as DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA sequencing.
4.    Experience with the acquisition of genomic data using parallel-sequencing platforms (e.g., RNAseq, ddRAD, target capture, whole-genome sequencing).
5.    Experience with analytical and computational analyses of genomic sequence data.

1.    Experience with management of molecular laboratory facilities.
2.    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other researchers.

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete application includes the online application form, a letter of application outlining interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, name and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin 30 June 2022 and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Estimated start date is 22 August 2022.

Link to the position description and how to apply.