The Molecular Anthropology Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to study genetic diversity in contemporary and ancient Native Americans. This research is part of a funded project investigating the impact of European contact on Native American genomic diversity and disease prevalence.
Responsibilities will include the generation and analysis of genomic data, and manuscript preparation. Position will also help to mentor graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project.
Other related functions as assigned.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in anthropology, evolutionary biology, or a relevant discipline within the biological sciences prior to starting the position. Candidates should have a record of successful publishing in scientific journals, and excellent analytical and communication skills are required.
Preference will be given to candidates with a background in population genetics, genomics, and/or ancient DNA, or who have experience analyzing next-generation DNA sequence data or genome-wide population genetic data.
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
May work around chemical fumes
May work around standard office conditions
May work around biohazards
May work around chemicals
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Use of manual dexterity
Security sensitive; conviction verification
conducted on applicant selected.
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System
of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at
least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This
position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program
( ORP ) instead of
subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least
135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment
Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present
acceptable and original
to prove your identity and
authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be
presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do
so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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