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Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Anthropology

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Application Window

Open date: May 18th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Anthropology

Description
The Bigham Lab in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher Position. The Bigham Lab for Anthropological Genomics is focused on understanding human genetic adaptation to environmental pressures and how these adaptations affect the range of modern human phenotypic diversity. We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to lead and perform bioinformatic analysis of whole genome and genotyping array data to identify genes under selection, identify putative causal variants for adaptive phenotypes through genotype-phenotype analysis, and conduct field work in Latin America. In addition, the scholar will prepare manuscripts for scientific journals, mentor graduate students in data analysis, present data at scientific meetings, and prepare grant applications.

The candidate must hold a PhD in Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related discipline. Applicants will have strong quantitative backgrounds and experience in bioinformatics including programming in R and Python/Perl as well as cluster computing. In addition, applicants will display excellent interpersonal and writing skills.

The initial appointment is for 12 months with a possibility of renewal. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.

Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06448. Applications should include a letter of introduction, a curriculum vita, a research statement and names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin June 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Informal inquiries are welcome. Please contact Dr. Abigail Bigham (awbigham@ucla.edu).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    The candidate must hold a PhD in Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related discipline. Applicants will have strong quantitative backgrounds and experience in bioinformatics including programming in R and Python/Perl as well as cluster computing. In addition, applicants will display excellent interpersonal and writing skills.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Candidates will submit contact information. Referees will upload letters to UC Recruit

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06448

Help contact: awbigham@ucla.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.