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AGC - Open Rank Faculty Position on Population Genomics

Employer
MOHAMMED VI POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Location
Morocco (MA)
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Academic Discipline
Biological Sciences, Life sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Other Academic
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description of the center: The African Genome Center (AGC), a research-focused entity, operates through four key research axes: Biodiversity Genomics, OMICS and Metabolic Engineering, Genome Editing, and Natural Product Chemistry and Metabolomics. Hosting an advanced genomics platform, it aims to serve as a central hub for genome biology research and training in Morocco and Africa.

The AGC Team is an international and multicultural scientific community. Its primary mission is to democratize genomics research on the African continent. This involves conducting both basic and applied scientific research in areas such as agriculture, conservation, environment, food security, and health. Additionally, the center is committed to contributing to technological transfers and training highly qualified personnel.

The African Genome Centre is looking to appoint an Open Rank faculty member specializing in Population Genomics. This role involves a focus on investigating genetic variation within and between populations of organisms to comprehend genetic diversity, evolutionary processes, and population dynamics shaping the genomic composition of species.

Applicants for this position should possess expertise in analyzing the genomes of individuals within a population, enabling insights into the distribution and frequency of genetic variations, along with factors influencing population structure.

Successful candidates are expected to have an outstanding publication track record in the field. Additionally, they should demonstrate a proactive approach to developing an independent research program, collaborative teamwork, and evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration.

This position will be integral to an interdisciplinary environment, allowing the candidate to engage with researchers across various domains, including genome editing, natural product chemistry, microbial engineering, agricultural and environmental biotechnology, as well as metabolic engineering and microbiology, among others.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities encompass:

  • Supervising graduate students and postdocs engaged in population genomics, molecular genetics and evolutionary biology.
  • Developing collaborative research initiatives in population genomics focused on African species.
  • Contributing to institutional research, academic programs, and actively participating in related activities.

Eligibility:

  • Ph.D. in population genomics, molecular genetics and evolutionary biology, or related fields.
  • Postdoctoral experience is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in population genomics evidenced by publications and research projects.
  • Strong communication skills suitable for diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated commitment to both research and training.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references to [SuccessFactor Link].

For more information, visit the AGC website: http://agc.um6p.ma or email: Pr. Mohamed Hijri. Mohamed.hijri@um6p.ma

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