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Postdoctoral position

Open until filled:

A postdoctoral position is available in Akito Kawahara’s lab at University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History (in collaboration with the Biology Department and Department of Entomology and Nematology) in Gainesville, Florida.

The Kawahara Lab at Florida Museum of Natural History (in collaboration with the Biology Department and Department of Entomology and Nematology) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct evolutionary genomics research on butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera). Specifically, the candidate will assemble and annotate short and long-read genomes and conduct comparative analyses of sensory gene-family evolution (vision, auditory, olfaction, etc.). The project is for 2 years with additional years possible depending on progress.

Minimum qualifications: 1) A Ph.D. in genomics and or transcriptomics, 2) experience with computer programming/scripting in Perl/Python/R etc., 3) familiarity with high-performance clusters and bioinformatics pipelines, 4) strong ability to write and communicate in English. An interest in insects is desired, but not required.

Salary: $52,000 plus fringe benefits.

Start date: Immediately until filled.

Duration: 2 years (possibly additional years depending on funding).

How to apply: To ensure full consideration please send a single pdf containing: 1) a cover letter (explaining your background and fit for this position), CV, and list of 3 qualified references, to Akito Kawahara at kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu with the email subject line: Postdoc KawaharaLab. Applications that do not follow this format may
not be considered. Any questions can be addressed to Akito Kawahara at
the email above.

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