Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Genomics

Canberra, Australia
15 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fantastic Opportunity to advance your career within the Institute for Applied Ecology
  • Academic Level B, Salary Range is $97,232pa- $115,159pa plus Super
  • Full-Time Fixed Term opportunity for one year

The Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra and in collaboration with the University of Sydney and Harvard University has an exciting opportunity to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the population genomics of desert mammals and reptiles in Australia. The project is funded through the Australian Research Council and aims to understand how climatic fluctuations that drive periodic population pulses act to structure genetic variation and drive rapid evolutionary change.

The successful applicant will have a PHD in population genomics, bioinformatics or a similar field along with demonstrated experience in analysing high-resolution genomic data, strong modelling skills, and expertise with software such as R and C.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Stephen Sarre on 6201 5657 or via email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 9 September 2019.