Post-doctoral Research Associate – routes to speciation in the coastal gastropod, Littorina saxatilis

The Post-doctoral Research Associate will work with Professor Roger Butlin and Dr Anja Westram to advance a NERC-funded project on the routes to speciation in the coastal gastropod, Littorina saxatilis. The project is focused on the roles of divergent selection and incompatibility in speciation and requires a mix of skills including molecular ecology laboratory techniques, analysis of next generation sequence and genotype
data, phenotypic (including behavioural) observations and field sampling with the help of collaborators. You will be expected to have a strong commitment to research in evolutionary genetics and a special interest in processes of speciation.

You should hold a PhD (or equivalent experience) in evolutionary genetics and have experience of research in evolutionary genetics. Experience in the handling of sequence and/ or expression data and experience of constructing bioinformatics pipelines is desirable.

The position is available from 1 May 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, until 30 September 2019

For further details, and to apply, go to – position reference UOS015526, closing date 30 March 2017

For more information, email or

Roger K Butlin

Professor of Evolutionary Biology Guest Professor
Animal and Plant Sciences Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology

The University of Sheffield Department of Marine Sciences
Western Bank University of Gothenburg
Sheffield S10 2TN Gothenburg
UK Sweden

+44(0)114 2220097

Roger Butlin <>

Postdoc: USheffield.Speciation

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