Post-Doc : Plant population genomics (Cambridge)

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The appointee will join a multidisciplinary team based in the University of Cambridge and the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol to work on the above project which addresses the dynamics of domestication in insect-pollinated crops. The project specifically focuses on buckwheat and its pollination by honeybees. The role holder will join the project in its final year. The post holder must have a PhD (or have submitted their doctoral thesis and are awaiting viva) and research experience in population genomics or a closely related area. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with plant systems. Experience with bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput sequence data, including scripting in one or more appropriate computer languages, is essential. Knowledge of advanced methods for inferring evolutionary processes, including selection and demographic history, from genomic variants is also essential. Wet-lab work is not required for this role although previous experience or general knowledge of the lab approaches would be an advantage. Desirable qualifications for the role are demonstrable interest or experience in crop plants and/or archaeology, and/or working in a team as part of a large multidisciplinary project. The post holder is expected to possess some research experience with sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. They will be able to complete tasks in accordance with a realistic timetable, take initiative in developing research approaches, and contribute to the publication of results in scientific journals in a timely manner.

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