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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Morphological Evolution Group

Department of Zoology

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Jan 2022
  • Salary: £33,309-£40,927
  • REF: PF29812
  • Closes: 20th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

A Research Associate post is available in the Morphological Evolution Research Group to be supervised by Dr Emília Santos (Department of Zoology) in collaboration with Prof. Richard Durbin (Department of Genetics) at the University of Cambridge. The start date is 7 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and inter-disciplinary research environment with an excellent international reputation. They will work as a key member of our research team investigating the genetic mechanisms underlying organismal diversification. More specifically, the candidate will investigate the genetic basis underlying variation in a sexually selected pigmentation trait in cichlid fishes.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong interest in evolutionary genetics and population genomics. The Department of Zoology has a strong Evolutionary Genetics background, with researchers working in a variety of different organisms. Furthermore, the Research Associate will work in close collaboration with other groups in Cambridge working on cichlid population genomics (Prof. Richard Durbin).

Please upload a copy of your curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and presentations and a cover letter describing your past research, future goals, and why you are interested and suitable for this position. Both documents should be no more than two sides of A4.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to twelve months to start on 7 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia NezhentsevaEmail: an286@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PF29812 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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