Postdoctoral Fellow – Biocontrol genomics-2200155
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
About us/Mō mātou
The Biochemistry Department is a large research and teaching department housed
in a well-equipped building. It is part of the University of Otago and located
in Dunedin, a culturally vibrant and diverse university city.
The role/Te mahi
This Postdoctoral Fellow position is funded by an MBIE Endeavour Grant located
with Professor Peter Dearden in the Department of Biochemistry. In this role,
you will be required to work within a nationally distributed team, including
close interactions with project members based at AgResearch and Waikato.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven Postdoctoral Fellow to join a team
working on using hologenomics to understand success and failure in insect
biocontrol. You will join a large laboratory working on many aspects of animal
development, genomics and evolution.
This project provides an exciting opportunity to generate new ideas on how to
understand and assess the efficacy of biocontrol systems, using cutting edge
genomic techniques. The outcomes of this project will be new knowledge and
tools to predict the success of biocontrol releases before they occur,
improving our pest control options.
Skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako
Applicants must have a PhD in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, population
genetics, insect sciences, or evolution and development, as well as experience
• Relevant programming language(s) (e.g., R, Python, C/C++, Java).
• Genome assembly and annotation.
• Bioinformatic analysis of genomic data sets.
• Large data analysis.
• Reproducible Research concepts and tools.
Preference will be given to applicants with skills in bioinformatics and
This is a full-time, fixed term position for 2.5 years. The successful
applicant will be expected to take up the position before June 2022.
Enquiries should be directed to Professor Peter Dearden, via the email address
To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the
apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2200155 will close on
Sunday, 20 February 2022.
Contact: Professor Peter Dearden
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Salary Level and Range
Postdoctoral Fellow ($77,793)