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University of Cambridge Post-Doctoral Research Associates

by Ed Hagen last modified Jun 19, 2013 11:35 PM expired
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is pleased to announce two full time Research Associate Fellowships one with the effect from 23rd April 2013 or soon after that date and the second from January 2014. The Research Associates would be funded by a grant from the ERC titled, ‘An inter-disciplinary approach for identifying evolutionary active regions in the human genome’.


Vacancy Reference No: JE25642  Salary: £27,578 - £35,938

Limit of tenure applies*

The project involves research on the variation of human genome in populations from various climate zones. It will combine evidence from Humanities and Natural Sciences to build realistic models of population dispersals over the past 100 thousand years and using high-throughput genotyping and second generation sequencing methods will attempt to reveal regions in the genome that have been affected by natural selection due to environment and life style differences. 

Applicants should have, or must be expecting to complete, a Ph.D. in Population Genetics, Bioinformatics or related field before they take up this position. A good knowledge of models, methods, and theory in human population genetics and working experience with genomic data bases is required. In addition, programming skills, experience with computer simulations and familiarity with analysis tools designed for genome-wide genotype and second generation sequencing data will be an advantage. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Toomas Kivisild at 

Applications consisting of a full CV, letter of application and a signed CHRIS/6 application cover sheet (Parts 1 and 3 only) with the names and contact details of two referees should be sent to Mrs Fiona Moore, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3DZ, e-mail: to arrive no later than 11th March 2013. A CHRIS/6 application cover sheet can be downloaded from 

Interviews will take place on 25th - 29th March 2013 

* Limit of tenure: 20 months for one Research Associate starting in April 2013 and 30 months for the one starting in January 2014.

Closing date: 11th March 2013.

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