Postdoc: Postdoctoral fellowships in marine genomics, University of Johannesburg

Postdoc: Postdoctoral fellowships in marine genomics, University of

Topic: Various new and ongoing projects; deadline: October 14, 2016

The Molecular Zoology Laboratory at the University of Johannesburg
(Auckland Park, South Africa;
invites applications for postdoctoral positions to investigate population
structure, demographic changes, systematics and environmental adaptation in
various marine organisms. Fellowships are awarded for 1 year and can be
renewed annually, depending on satisfactory progress.

The exact type of work to be done is flexible, and applicants may be
involved in multiple projects and collaborate with postgraduate
students. Collaboration
with previous host institutions is also encouraged. There may also be
opportunities to collaborate on genomic projects with other South African
universities (including Stellenbosch and KwaZulu-Natal).

Applicants should have at least 2 of the following skills:

1. Development of next-generation sequencing libraries (ddRAD, ezRAD,
RNA-seq etc.) or comparable laboratory skills (e.g. microsat library

2. Analysis of genomic/transcriptomic data by means of unix-based software,
or experience with comparable (“user-unfriendly”) software

3. Good scientific writing skills and an adequate track record in
publishing scientific papers in ISI-listed journals

4. Good inter-personal skills and the ability to work well in a team, but
also independently

Successful candidates will apply for financial support through the University
Johannesburg’s Global Excellence and Stature fellowship (ZAR 220 000/year,
this will likely increase, details to follow closer to the deadline). The
cost of living in South Africa is approximately half that in Europe, North
America or Japan (…/…/london/johannesburg?).
The University is located near Melville, one of Africa’s most cosmopolitan
suburbs (,_Gauteng).

Interested candidates should please contact Prof. Peter Teske: In your application, please include

a) a full CV, including publications (excluding those published in journals
listed in…/bealls-list-of-predatory-publish…/),
software experience and laboratory skills;

b) contact information of 3 academic referees, and

c) a personal statement describing research experience, interests and
career goals (500 words maximum).

Prof. Peter Teske
Molecular Zoology Lab Department of Zoology University of Johannesburg,
Kingsway Campus Auckland Park 2006 South Africa
Molecular Zoology Lab: