Postdoctoral position

Postdoctoral position

A postdoctoral position is available at the Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique (EDB; http://edb.cnrs.fr/), Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, to trace the dynamics of pangolin trade networks in Africa through population genomics. The successful candidate will mostly explore the contribution of RAD-Seq data to the geographical tracing of traded pangolins from local to regional scales.

We are seeking a researcher with a high interest in conservation genomics and wildlife forensics. Experience in population genomic analysis on RAD-seq data is required. Experience in SNP calling from other types of genomic data (full genomes, gene capture) and in traditional population genetics would be a plus.

The successful candidate will work with Drs Philippe Gaubert (http://edb.cnrs.fr/annuaire/philippe-gaubert/​) and Pablo Tedesco (http://edb.cnrs.fr/annuaire/pablo_a-tedesco/), in a highly motivating, multi-disciplinary team including 4 PhDs and one Engineer (https://philippe-gaubert.eu/projets/pangogo1/).

EDB is located within the campus of Université Paul Sabatier (UPS), one of the top research establishments in France. Toulouse is France’s second largest university town, with 120,000 students, and benefits from an enjoyable situation at the foot of the Pyrenees, between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts.

The position and lab work are fully supported by an ANR – Agence Nationale de la Recherche research grant (http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/Project-ANR-17-CE02-0001). The position is for 1 year and a half. Gross monthly salary is 2324,26 euros.

Applicants should send their CV (2 pages max.) and a Statement of Interest including academic referents to Philippe Gaubert (philippe.gaubert@univ-tlse3.fr). Application deadline is 15th December 2019. Starting date is 1st March 2020.

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