Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Biological Science

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
01 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Biological Science

Location: Egham
Salary: £35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Friday 10 July 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Full-Time, Fixed Term Contract (2 years)

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway University of London.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the research group of Dr. Francisco Ubeda as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. We are interested in modelling evolution in general and intra-genomic conflict in particular. The successful candidate will work on a NSF-NERC funded research project which focuses on the evolution of recombination, paternal genome elimination and sperm parasitism in species with sexual reproduction. The project will involve formulating mathematical and computational models and using the predictions of these models to direct empirical work on the evolution of meiosis in sperm parasitic species. This project is an exciting opportunity to understand the circumstances under which natural selection favours different mechanisms of recombination and how intra-genomic conflict can transform genomic architectures.

You will be responsible for the formulation and analysis of mathematical/computational models. You will also be responsible for the preparation for publication and presentation of the results from the models. You will work alongside the project’s Principal Investigator.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Biology, Mathematics or Mathematical Biology (it is acceptable to be in the final phase of a PhD programme). A good publication record in peer-reviewed journals is essential, and experience of presenting at international conferences is highly desirable. You will have extensive experience of mathematical modelling in the field of evolution, and be familiar with population genetics and evolutionary theory. We are searching for an experienced, independent and forward-thinking researcher. Royal Holloway University of London is host to a vibrant community of researchers in Evolution.

This is a full time, fixed-contract post, available for 2 years from 1 August 2020 (although we can accommodate any starting date until 1 October 2020.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Francisco Ubeda on 

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Please quote the reference: 1019-396-R-R
Closing Date: Midnight, 10 July 2020 
Interview Date: July 2020 TBC

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