THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Biological Sciences

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
29 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Ref
516729
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 516729), to commence in January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter for two years.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in evolutionary biology, population genetics, bioinformatics, conservation genetics or a related discipline, with a demonstrated record of research achievement. Those who are expected to complete a Ph.D. degree before the commencement date will also be considered.  They should have experience in scripting in at least one language (preferably R or Python).  Experience in shell scripting and working with computer clusters, working with whole genome or RAD-seq data, landscape/seascape genomics and inferring demographic history from genetic data would be highly advantageous. Fieldwork experience in marine ecosystems would also be beneficial.

The appointee will participate in projects on evolutionary and conservation genomics of flatfish, elasmobranchs and marine mammals. They will work on the development of predictive models of genetic diversity and differentiation using a combination of demographic modelling and seascape genetics, aimed at delineating conservation units including unsampled populations. They will also join other ongoing projects and have the possibility to contribute to studies on speciation, local adaptation, parallel evolution and conservation genetics of fishes and ringed seals. Several datasets are already at hand to ensure a rapid start of the work. The appointee will have opportunities to interact with collaborators and be involved in different evolutionary and ecological genetics projects, and participate in field work. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Paolo Momigliano at momi@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. with the contact information of three referees, cover letter and a statement of research interests and skills. Referees will be contacted only for shortlisted applicants.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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