The Ramstad Lab at the University of South Carolina Aiken is seeking applicants for a full-time, one-year postdoctoral position with a preferred start date of 1 May 2022. Research in the Ramstad lab focuses on conservation genomics of diverse vertebrate systems. The successful candidate will participate in genomic studies to understand the genetic basis of migration in the federally threatened American wood stork and red body color in sockeye salmon. Primary duties will include bioinformatic analyses (including GWAS with whole genome sequences), genomic data management (including using Rmarkdown and Git) and preparation of peer-reviewed manuscripts. The position will be excellent training for those considering a career that balances research and teaching. The successful candidate will participate in teaching undergraduate courses (BIOL 350 - Population Genomics and BIOL 352 - Fundamental Genetics), organizing and teaching a Bioinformatics Workshop and mentoring undergraduate researchers.
UofSC Aiken is consistently ranked as the #1 Regional Comprehensive Public College in the South by U.S. News & World Report and has been designated a ‘Best Place to Work’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The city of Aiken has been ranked as the ‘Best Small Town in the South’ by Southern Living Magazine. Numerous beaches, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Smoky Mountain National Park are all within a three-hour drive of Aiken.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Bioinformatics, or related area with a focus on conservation or population genomics. Demonstrated proficiency in bioinformatic techniques, including processing of next generation sequencing data (e.g., WGS, GWAS, RADCap), is required. Strong candidates will have experience in computer programming, including writing and troubleshooting code, and a publication record from their graduate or other work (papers published, in press, or submitted).
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Interested applicants should apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/108463 and submit: a) cover letter describing your research interests and motivation, how your skills are aligned with the needs of the position and your future research interests/plans and b) current curriculum vita. Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. UofSC Aiken is an AA/EOE.