Submitted: 8 January 2018
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Toronto
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 31 March 2018
Application email:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of Human Population Genetics. The successful candidate will work in the research group of Dr. Esteban Parra from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, and will be involved in the analysis of genome-wide data for biomedical (e.g. identification of genetic risk factors for complex traits and diseases) and evolutionary (e.g. elucidating the genetic architecture of pigmentary traits; understanding population history using dense genome data) applications.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics or other relevant discipline. Practical experience working with large-scale genomic datasets is required. Other important skills are familiarity with the Unix/Linux environment, skills in shell scripting, knowledge of programming languages such as Python and R and experience with cluster computing. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and independent, possess good verbal and written communication skills and have a good track record of scientific publications.

Salary and benefits: The successful applicant will receive a salary of $40,000 CAD. At the University of Toronto, postdoctoral fellows receive an extended health benefit plan. Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

Posting date: January 8th, 2018

Closing date: will remain open until filled

Expected start date: September 2018

Term: the initial term of the contract will be for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Job type: full time.

Application instructions: All interested applicants must submit a cover letter describing research experience, a CV and contact information for two referees by email to by the closing date.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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