Opportunity Type:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is currently accepting application submissions for a postdoctoral appointment in Dr. Filipe Alberto’s laboratory.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on population genomics analysis of large brown algae (kelps). The Alberto lab is currently applying genomic analysis to the conservation and breeding of giant (Macrocystis pyrifera) and bull (Nereocystis luetkeana) kelps in the northeast Pacific.

Candidates with a strong bioinformatics background are preferred to tackle large data sets of WGS sequenced individuals. We are looking for someone with demonstrated experience (as evidenced by publications and letters of reference) in at least two of the following broad topics: differential expression analysis from RNA-seq experiments; analysis of large sets of WGS data mapped to an annotated reference genome, including characterization of genomic regions under selection, demographic and seascape genomics analysis; simulation and analysis of population genomics data sets, genomic analysis of epigenetic variation. The candidate should be familiar with UNIX operating systems (e.g., Linux), bash scripting, and code in at least one programming language, preferably Python or R.

Applicants are required to have a PhD. in evolutionary ecology, plant breeding, population genetics/genomics, genetics, or similar field.

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with our extended network of partners, including but not limited to, the following groups, Bob Miller and Dan Reed from SBC LTER, UCSB, Sergey Nuhzdin from UCS, Pete Raimondi from UCSC, Scott Lindell and Charles Yarish from WHOI, the Puget Sound Restoration Fund team, The Nature Conservancy California Oceans team, and the California Conservation Genomics consortium.

Informal inquiries about our projects are encouraged. Please apply by sending a single pdf document, including

  1. CV,
  2. a declaration of research interests,
  3. previous experience and fit for the position, and
  4. the email address and telephone number of three potential contacts for reference letters

Applications should be emailed to Dr. Filipe Alberto, albertof(at)uwm.edu. The initial contract will be for one year with a possible extension to one additional year.

The review of applications starts February 28, and will continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to begin as soon as possible.

UW-Milwaukee is an AA / EEO employer strongly committed to maintaining a climate supporting equality of opportunity and respect for differences based on gender, culture, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age and lawful activities.

For more information about the lab see: alberto-lab.blogspot.com UWM has an active group of researchers studying evolutionary ecology and behavior: