Postdoc position Rock lobster population genomics

JamesCook University, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia

Weare seeking a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to conduct research
activities on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project focused
on investigating fine-scale population differentiation in a range of
closely related rock lobster species and identify signatures of adaptive
genetic diversity. The incumbent works with a team of researchers using
a range of population genomic, phylogenomics and transcriptomic methods
to investigate and report on population genomic processes in commercially
important rock lobsters with long larval durations.

Theprincipal accountabilities of the position include:

– Co-design and conduct population genomic experiments genetic
analyses using reduced representation sequencing in order to investigate
and analyse neutral and adaptive genetic variation in rock lobsters.

– Use bioinformatic approaches to distinguish between factors
causing population differentiation in lobsters (e.g. self-recruitment,
larval cohesiveness, sweepstake reproduction).


1. PhD qualification in Biological Sciences or Genetics.
2. Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting population
genetic experiments.
3. Demonstrated experience working with next generation sequencing and
reduced representation genomic Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)
4. Experience in using the command line and running analyses remotely
on a High Performance Computer (HPC).
5. Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment, and an
ability to work both in a team environment and also independently.
6. Demonstrated proficiency to carry out high-quality research, and a
record of professional achievement in the relevant discipline area
in both publications and oral presentations.

7. Strong interpersonal, time management and organisational skills,
with an ability to manage a number of competing priorities.


Interestedcandidates should apply through the James Cook University jobs
website prior to 23 November:

Referencenumber 15816

Anyqueries please contact A/Prof Jan Strugnell

AssociateProfessor Jan Strugnell
Centrefor Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture,
Collegeof Science and Engineering,
JamesCook University, Townsville, 4811 QLD, Australia.
Ph: +61-7-4781 6357 Email:

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