We are looking for a population geneticist to work in Dr Andrea Manica's Research Group in the Department of Zoology on a project investigating localised selection in humans. This ERC funded post is available for up to 40 months, with a start date of 10 April 2017 or soon thereafter. Department of Zoology is located in Cambridge city centre, on Downing Street. Required experience / knowledge for the position Essential: - A PhD in population genetics or closely related subjects; - Experience devising and implementing population genetics models; - Advances programming skills in C++, to develop the spatial population genetics framework used by the project; - Willingness to interact with specialist from other fields, such as archaeology and climatology; - Ability to organise time, plan ahead and to work effectively independently; - Good data handling and data analysis skills; - Good communication skills (written and oral); - Ability to work in a team and strong inter-personal skills. Desirable: - Experience with analysis of whole genome data; - Experience analysing ancient genomes; - Numerical skills and statistical analysis using R or Matlab (or a similar language); - Experience in working with High Performance Computing facilities; - Background knowledge (e.g. from degree courses) of archaeology or anthropology.
Duties will include: - Developing CISGeM, in close collaboration with a climate modeller already employed by the grant; - Using CISGeM to investigate demography and selection during key episodes of the out of Africa expansion and later periods; - Interacting with archaeologists and climate modellers to help result interpretation; - Preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 40 months.
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