Postdoc in landscape genomics at Penn State University

Penn State University
University Park, PA
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Competitive, NIH scale
Last Date to Apply
We are seeking applicants for a Postdoc in fish landscape genomics to begin as early as spring 2023. The successful candidate will take the lead in two projects: 1) a riverscape genetics project characterizing the population connectivity and invasion dynamics of flathead catfish, and 2) a landscape transcriptomics project connecting brook trout gill transcriptomes to landscape variables such as water temperature. Several large genomic datasets will be available at the start and there will be opportunities to participate in further field collections of tissue samples, work on DNA and RNA extractions, develop better methods for analyzing the data, and develop experiments to validate the transcriptomic results. The successful applicant will be co-advised by Dr. Ty Wagner and Dr.  Jason Keagy and be expected to contribute to an inclusive and equitable lab group. To apply: Send a single PDF that includes a brief cover letter outlining experience and research interests, curriculum vitae, unofficial university transcripts (a list of relevant coursework and grades is acceptable), and contact information for two references to Dr. Ty Wagner ( and Dr. Jason Keagy ( 
Competitive candidates will be highly motivated to both work with fish and analyze large genomic datasets. They will possess a PhD in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife and Fisheries, Zoology, Natural Resources, or related field. Individuals with a degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or similar with a strong interest in wildlife biology would also be extremely competitive. Experience with R and bioinformatics and/or computer programming is strongly preferred. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in wildlife and fisheries management and ecology. 
Contact Person
Jason Keagy
Contact eMail
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