Research Associate in Evolutionary Biology

University of York
May 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £40,521
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Research Associate in Evolutionary Biology




£36,024 - £40,521 per year


Grade 6

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Fixed term

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University of York campus

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  • Job Description 13315.pdf (PDF, 280.12kb)
  • Role Description Department

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher for 36 months to join the group of Professor Kanchon Dasmahapatra based in the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity, Department of Biology at the University of York. The Dasmahapatra Group focuses on using genomic data to understand speciation, introgression and adaptation. This full time post is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).


    This position is part of the NERC-funded project “Adaptive introgression in the Anthropocene”, the main aim of which is to understand the prevalence and impact of gene flow between native and non-native flowering plant species in the British Isles making use of newly generated genome assemblies and large whole genome resequence datasets. The project involves working with other members of the Dasmahapatra group and collaborators Chris Thomas (University of York), Pete Hollingsworth and Markus Ruhsam (Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh), Alex Twyford and Simon Martin (University of Edinburgh), Mark Blaxter (Wellcome Sanger Institute) and Kevin Walker (Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland). The proposed start date is around August 2024.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    We are looking for a person with advanced bioinformatics skills, including high levels of competency in genome analysis using data from high-throughput sequencing and population genomics.

  • A PhD in a relevant area
  • Enthusiasm to understand evolutionary change and its implications in the Anthropocene
  • Strong bioinformatics skills, particularly for the analysis of genomic data (Illumina and other high-throughput sequencing platforms)
  • Experience of carrying out population genomic analyses
  • Comfortable with using R and Python, working on Linux, and using high performance compute clusters
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries : please contact Professor Kanchon Dasmahapatra on [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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