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Postdoctoral Position in Population genomics

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral researcher position in the field of population genomics in the ‘Molecular Ecology and Global Climate Change’ group led by Assoc. Prof. Eline Lorenzen at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen from 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019.  
The postdoctoral researcher will generate and analyze population genomic data from modern narwhal, to investigate the population dynamics and evolutionary history of the species. Applicants should have completed a PhD in the fields of Molecular Ecology, Evolutionary Genomics or Computational Science and have an established record of research productivity and publications in high-profile scientific journals. 
We are seeking a highly motivated and productive scientist who is interested and capable of contributing to a research team consisting of molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, and evolutionary biologists. S/he should have strong research interests in evolutionary biology and large-scale genome analyses as well as a solid training in statistical and population genomics.  
The ideal candidate will show great abilities to work in a team environment and strong expertise in the molecular tools and/or computational procedures used in next-generation sequencing and population genomics. S/he will have documented experience with NGS methods and data, and strong bioinformatics skills. While not mandatory, high proficiency in R, Perl, Python and/or C++ programming, as supported by a track record of software implementation will be highly considered.  
The successful candidate will also be responsible for the daily management of his/her research project in coordination with other members of the group. S/he will be actively involved in the training and co-supervision of other staff members and students. Strong teaching experience is, thus, recommended. 
The post may also include performance of other duties including teaching and outreach. 
Due to the developmental nature of the position, for consideration, applicants must be able to document the following skills: 
  • Expertise in the laboratory skills required for Illumina based sequencing 
  • Expertise in the informatics skills required for population genomic analysis  
  • Research dissemination through at least 3 peer-reviewed publications 

Further information on the Natural History Museum of Denmark is linkedat: http// Information about Section for Evolutionary Genomics canbe found at: http//

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Eline Lorenzenat

The position is open from 01.01.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 413.717 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 70.746). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  

Please include:  
Curriculum vita 
Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
Research plan – description of current and future research plans 
Complete publication list 
Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers 
The deadline for applications is Monday October  9th 2017, 23:59 GMT +1.  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at 

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Ansøgningsfrist: 09-10-2017
Ansættelsesdato: 01-01-2018
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Statens Natur Historiske Museum

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