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  • 16 Sep 2023 11:26 PM | Anonymous

    If you would like to bring your creative leadership to a lab with diverse projects, apply for a postdoc in the Gonder Lab at Texas A&M University’s Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology (ECCB, Postdocs in the Gonder Lab will work on existing projects and are encouraged to develop their own projects that leverage research and resources in the lab.

    Current Projects:
    1. Ape population genomics:  The Gonder Lab has a long-term interest in improving understanding about the processes that generate genetic diversification.  This project takes advantage of an exceptional dataset of re-sequenced whole genomes, genome-wide SNP genotypes, samples representing >1,000 wild chimpanzees, and a rich database of geospatial data including abiotic, biotic and human impact metadata (e.g., land use maps, climate models). A current focus of the group is using SNP data from chimpanzees paired with phenotypic data to improve understanding genotype-phenotype interactions. For more information, visit

    2. Mapping adaptive potential in Texas:  This project examines the adaptive capacity of animal and plant communities and ecosystems in Texas, aiming to uncover their ability to effectively respond to various challenges and opportunities brought about by ongoing transformations in Texas. The project takes advantage of the resources and collections in the ECCB department’s Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collection ( 

    3. Ape socio-ecology:  The Gonder Lab, along with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, operate a long term study of chimpanzee socioecology at the Ganga Research and Biomonitoring Station at Mbam & Djerem National Park in Cameroon.  This project takes advantage of a robust dataset of monthly biomonitoring of chimpanzees, ongoing since 2016.  For more information, visit

    Required Experience: 
    For projects 1 and 2, the candidate must have an in-depth experience in genomic data generation, curation and bioinformatics commensurate with projects developed in consultation with the Principal Investigator.  Experience in the curation and analysis of spatial metadata along with genetic data will be important in successfully completing projects.  For project 3, the candidate must have strong skills in statistical analysis of socioecological data.  

    Preferred skills:
    Reading and writing proficiency in French is a plus, but not required
    Evidence of a publication record

    Job Responsibilities: 
    70%: Research activities
    10%: Graduate student mentoring
    10%: Proposal writing and conference presentations
    5%: Lab management
    5%: Other Duties as assigned

    Anticipated salary: 
    $60,000/year plus benefits

    How to Apply: 
    Applicants external to Texas A&M -

    Please send inquires to Dr. Katy Gonder (

  • 22 Aug 2023 9:09 PM | Anonymous

    Submitted: 10 August 2023
    Department: Biological Sciences
    Institution: Vanderbilt University
    Job type: Postdoc
    Apply by: 25 August 2023
    Application email:

    Dr. Amanda Lea at Vanderbilt University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on questions at the interface of evolutionary anthropology and genomics. Work in the lab uses genomic tools to study human evolution, biology, and health. This work is done in partnership with subsistence-level human populations that are currently transitioning to more urban and market-integrated lifestyles, with a focus on how urban exposure across the life course impacts gene regulatory variation and physiology. A complementary focus of the lab is using massively parallel reporter assays to understand causal molecular relationships. To read more about our research, please visit and

    The applicant should have interests that are aligned with the overall themes of the lab. Available projects will focus on analysis of genomic data, and applicants should expect to spend much of their time engaged in computational work (as well as some wet-lab and/or field work, depending on the specific project). Applicants should thus have a strong quantitative background. Strong data analysis skills, including programming and statistical modeling experience, are essential. Experience with at least one of the following ‘omics data types is strongly preferred: RNA-seq, bisulfite sequencing or methylation array, whole genome sequencing, or massively parallel reporter assays. Applicants should have excellent organizational skills, a positive attitude, and be comfortable working as part of a large, interdisciplinary, and international team.

    The Lea lab strives to provide a supportive and inclusive research environment that fosters interdisciplinary training and collaborative exchange. The lab is based in Vanderbilt’s Department of Biological Sciences. We are also affiliated with the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and the Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative.

    The anticipated start date is October 1, 2023, but this is flexible. Candidates must have obtained their PhD in a related field prior to the start date. The term of the position will initially be for one year, with extension contingent on performance and funding.

    Please email a CV, names of 3 references, and a cover letter describing your interests and fit for the position to Dr. Amanda Lea: Please reach out with any questions.

  • 1 Jun 2023 11:50 AM | Anonymous

    Position Overview
    The Kansas-INBRE and University of Kansas Research Rising in Genomics programs are jointly hiring a genomic data scientist. We are seeking a colleague to work with members of the life sciences community in Kansas at several levels. First, the researcher will conduct genomic analyses as a service (e.g., RNA-sequencing analysis for differential expression, SNP calling, genome assembly). Second, they will teach genomic analysis approaches to the community (mostly postdocs and graduate students) in informal sessions or workshops. No formal classroom teaching is expected. Finally, they will work with experienced researchers in the application of more sophisticated genomics analyses, and assist in the design and implementation of new software/algorithms. We anticipate the successful candidate will also have ample time to conduct their own research, and the position includes a modest budget to support that research.

    Job Description
    50% - Collaborate with, and assist, KU and KINBRE-affiliated faculty, postdocs and students to facilitate and support their genomic research. Duties will include, but are not limited to conducting genomic analyses as a service (e.g. RNA-sequencing analysis for differential expression, SNP calling, Genome assembly).

    25% - Conduct training in genomic data analysis in the format of informal courses and/or workshops and one-on-one training. This training will involve teaching genomic analysis approaches to mostly graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

    25% - Conduct independent and/or collaborative primary research on a genomics-related project using sophisticated genomics analyses, and/or the design and implementation of new software/algorithms using Python, R and other coding languages. Other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications
    PhD in the life sciences or a related field and postdoc or work experience in genomics.

    Demonstrated excellence with oral and written scientific communication as evidenced by application materials.

    Demonstrated excellence in scientific research as evidenced by publications and preprints, fellowships, etc.

    Demonstrated excellence in computational genomics as evidenced by publications and research experience.

    Demonstrated experience with computing languages (e.g. Python) and applications (e.g. High Performance Computing clusters) as evidenced by application materials.

    Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as evidenced by application materials.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Contact Information to Applicants
    Dr. Stuart Macdonald

    Additional Candidate Instruction
    A complete online application includes the following:

    Cover letter that includes a discussion of both the applicant’s vision for training in genomic data science and competencies with scripting languages, high performance computing clusters and data management

    Statement of research interests and how they would integrate with the current genomics community at KU. Specifically, The applicant is expected to outline a primary research project and they will accomplish the goals of that project at KU (collaborators, core labs, etc.)

    Curriculum Vitae with complete background/history

    Contact information for 3 professional references

    Review of applications will begin on June 5th, 2023 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

    Advertised Salary Range:

    Application Review Begins: 05-Jun-2023

    Anticipated Start Date: 01-Sep-2023

    Primary Campus: University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    FTE: 1.0

    Reg/Temp: Regular

    FLSA Status: Professional

    Employee Class: U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule: 40 hours/week

    Job Family: Research-KUL

    Conditions of Employment: Contingent on Funding

    Work Location Assignment: On-Site

    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

  • 9 May 2023 11:22 PM | Anonymous

    The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology unites scientists with various backgrounds (natural sciences and humanities) whose aim is to investigate the history of humankind from an interdisciplinary perspective with the help of comparative analyses of genes, cultures, cognitive abilities, languages and social systems of past and present human populations as well as those of primates closely related to human beings.

    We are looking for an experienced lab manager (f/m/d, full-time or part-time) to support wet lab research and wet lab-field site coordination in the Department of Primate Behavior and Evolution.

    Your tasks
    You will support the scientific staff of the Department in tasks related to wet lab management and data generation. The labs in the Department of Primate Behavior and Evolution encompass work in molecular ecology, functional genomics, and cell culture-based experimentation, both in Leipzig and in the field. The lab manager will help coordinate activities, space use, and equipment across these groups; contribute to molecular genetic/genomic data generation; help organize experimental and lab safety protocols; and manage sample archiving and tracking, including contributing to biological sample permitting, import, and export. You will report directly to department Director Professor Jenny Tung. You will also contribute significantly to departmental lab organization and purchasing for work in Leipzig and at departmental field sites, and may support student training in molecular techniques.

    Your profile
    We expect a committed, collaborative, and detail-oriented person who enjoys providing expert support for scientific projects and takes the lead within a collaborative team of technicians and PIs. Duties include learning and executing new lab techniques, managing extensive sample archives, and coordinating research activities between the field and the lab. The ideal candidate will have previous wet lab management experience and experience with DNA and RNA extraction, high-throughput sequencing library preparation and other molecular genetic techniques, mammalian cell culture, and development and optimization of wet lab protocols. The ideal candidate will also have experience coordinating complex sample shipments, managing lab supply, equipment, and biological sample inventories, and monitoring lab safety requirements and compliance.

    We require a completed university education (B.Sc., B.A., M.Sc., M.A.), or demonstration of comparable training and corresponding professional experience and skills. In addition, we require you to be fully conversant with the MS Office package, have excellent written and spoken mastery of English, and have strong communication skills. Other important traits include the ability to work independently, the ability to multi-task, and a strong work ethic in a fast-paced environment. Attention to detail and careful record keeping are essential.

    Our offer
    We offer a stimulating job in a young, scientifically oriented international team. The Max Planck Society offers its employees a comprehensive training program and social benefits in accordance with the regulations of the public service.

    The position is available from June 2023, though an earlier or later start may be negotiated. The position is initially limited to 2 years. Following that, a permanent contract is possible, subject to a successful review. The position is funded according to the collective agreement of the public service (TVöD Bund).

    Your application
    Please apply online (see link below). Only complete submissions via this link will be taken into consideration.

    The Max Planck Society is committed to employing individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply. Additionally, we seek to increase diversity of our workforce in areas where it is underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

    For queries (no application), please contact:

    We look forward to receiving your completed online application.

  • 19 Apr 2023 6:33 PM | Anonymous

    The American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) invites applications and nominations for a new Editor for Human Biology. With a 94-year publication history, Human Biology, published quarterly, is a peer-reviewed journal providing research and information on human biological variation. Topics covered in the journal span anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research. The Journal is included in many well-known bibliographic databases like JSTOR, BioOne, and PubMed. 

    The Editor of Human Biology is responsible for implementing and maintaining a strong vision for the Journal that aligns with the mission and parameters established by Wayne State University Press.  The Editor’s main role is to seek and recruit authors to write articles and special issues for the Journal; recruit and implement an editorial board to review manuscripts submitted for publication; work with the Journal office to publish issues of Human Biology with Wayne State University Press.

    The publisher provides an operational budget of $35,000 (negotiable) to support the Editor which includes funds to hire an assistant editor, funds to support travel for the editorial team to complete Journal business, funds to support workshops, conferences and awards that promote the Journal, and aid in completing the duties of the Editorial Office.

    Applications for the new Editor should include contact information as well as a letter of application describing fit for the editorship and a CV. Nominations with contact information of potential applicants  are also welcomed. Please send materials or nominations to Jada Benn Torres at While there is no closing date for this search, screening of applications will begin on May 1, 2023, with the ultimate goal of naming the new Editor in July of 2023.

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