Research Fellow in Population Genomics
University of Nottingham Department of Life Sciences
United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Population Genomics (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 3rd March 2021
Job Type
Life Sciences
£30,942 per annum (pro-rata if applicable)

Applications are invited to the above role to conduct large-scale population genomic projects in polyploids. The post holder will undertake independent research as well as working as part of a team with diverse external collaborators. We seek candidates who are not only motivated to run with these objectives but who can also propose creative new project contributions. The role holder will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio. We also expect to engender the development of new directions as a result of discoveries in our group that can spur independent trajectories for your future work. 

The role holder will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent in Genetics, Evolution, Bioinformatics, or a closely related area.  The role holder must have demonstrable programming skills (e.g. scripting in Python or extensive skills in R). Experience with large scale population genomic data in HPC environments as well as practical experience of applying population genomics to biological problems is required. 

This fixed-term post is available from 1 April 2021 to 29 February 2024. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed Levi Yant at Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at

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For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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