Postdoc: Mississippi

Univ of Mississippi
Oxford, MS; various field sampling locations in Eastern US
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
$43,000 per annum plus benefits
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Transcriptomics/Bioinformatics We seek a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate with a strong background in transcriptomics to work in collaboration with Drs. Christopher Leary, Lainy Day, and Susan Balenger in the Department of Biology ( at the University of Mississippi ( The successful candidate will assist with NSF funded research aimed at understanding how changes in gene dosage associated with polyploidization in the gray treefrog complex impact neuroendocrine regulation. The candidate must have extensive 1) benchtop experience working with RNA and 2) bioinformatic experience including de novo transcriptome assembly and analysis of population level differences in gene expression. Experience with both long and short read sequencing is a plus, as the candidate will, in part, be responsible for the assembly of several high-quality reference transcriptomes combining data from both PacBio and Illumina platforms. The successful candidate is also expected to be directly involved in field data collection from populations of frogs across the eastern United States and broader impacts initiatives aimed at training high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Previous experience in endocrinology or neurobiology, radioimmunoassay procedures, immunocytochemistry, or brain sectioning is highly desirable but not required – these facets of the research can be learned in the sponsoring labs. The candidate will be expected to present at scientific conferences and assist in preparing manuscripts for publication in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. focusing on transcriptomics with expertise in bioinformatics and RNAseq data. This position is for a term of up to four years with a competitive 12 month salary and a full benefits package. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter/statement of interest, (2) CV, (3) two recent publications demonstrating the required background and expertise and (4) contact information for three references. Application materials should be submitted to: Please send inquiries to Christopher Leary ( Proposed Start Date: August 2022 or as early as possible. EEO Statement The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Background Check Statement The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
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Chris Leary
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