Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolution

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Canberra, Australia
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 January 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $73,309 - $92,015 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent funded)

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

We seek an experienced population geneticist to lead analyses of genomic diversity and demographic history of Australian vertebrates with small geographic ranges; reptiles endemic to tropical refugia, and mammals restricted to islands or remnant mainland populations. In each case, the appointee will apply statistical models and analyses to population genomic data, and collaborate with other researchers to support these ARC funded projects.

The position will start in March 2020 and has confirmed funding for 2 years, with the potential for further funding. The appointee will be located in the division of Ecology and Evolution within the Research School of Biology - a leading evolution research group in Australia. There will also be opportunity to participate strongly in research and training activities of the co-located Centre for Biodiversity Analysis.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • A PhD in molecular population genetics or a closely related discipline; 
  • Substantial expertise in manipulating and analyzing genome-scale data;
  • Evidence of ability to bring projects to completion, including high quality publications
  • Basic skills in bioinformatics, including understanding of pipelines in Python or PERL; and
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously, 
  • Ability to co-supervise research students
  • Good team work and communication skills

For further information please contact Craig Moritz, Director, Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, E:

Closing date: 31 January 2020

Position description: Postdoctoral Fellow.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing each selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

 Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.