Post-docPopulation genetics Uni Bern

Laurent Excoffier laurent.excoffier at anthro.unige.ch
Thu May 3 12:45:41 EST 2001

In the framework of a new research group in Computational and Molecular
Population Genetics, we offer an


The ideal candidate would have a strong background in population or
statistical genetics and be fluent in a computer language. The position is
not tied down to any particular research grant, but the successful candidate
would be expected to interact with people working in one (or more) of the
following areas:

-  Statistical analysis of patterns of gene expression (cDNA microarray
  in an evolutionary perspective.
-  Inference and modeling of past migrations (recent or ancient) from
  of molecular diversity and environmental data.
-  Analysis of molecular data for detecting patterns of linkage
  throughout the human genome. Differentiation between historical and
  genomic factors.
-  Effects of breeding system and dispersal tactics on molecular diversity.

Current animal models include humans, fishes and bats, but could be extended
to cope with the applicant's own interests. The successful candidate could
also have the possibility to collect and analyze his/her own data, and get
funds from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The Computational and Molecular Population Genetics lab
(http://www.cmpg.unibe.ch) is part of the Zoological Institute, which also
harbors research groups in community ecology, evolutionary ecology,
behavioral ecology, and conservation biology. Ample opportunities for
interaction do exist with these groups. The Zoological Institute has
recently moved into a new building on the Science campus conveniently
located 10 minutes walking distance from the City Center. The working
facilities are excellent, with fully equipped lab and office space,
providing a very modern and thrilling working environment.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in light teaching and
student supervision. Knowledge of German would be useful, but is not
essential. Salaries will be in the range 40-50,000 $ per year depending on
the age and the experience.

The position is open until filled, but all application materials, including
: CV, summary of past and current research, copies of up to 3 representative
papers, description of teaching experience, as well as 3 references, should
be received before June 1st, 2001 to ensure full consideration. Appointment
will start on October 1st, 2001, and will be for two years, with a possible
extension for two additional years

Please send all material to :
Mrs. Rita Schneider, Zoological Institute, University of Bern,
Baltzerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland.
For further inquiries please contact Prof. Laurent Excoffier
(Laurent.excoffier at zoo.unibe.ch)

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