Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Anthropology - 41026 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Essential Functions

The Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis (https://anthropology.artsci.wustl.edu/) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join the Wroblewski lab.

This person will participate in a project investigating the population and evolutionary immunogenomics of wild, African great apes. The successful candidate will characterize diversity and selection on immune-related genes (particularly those within the MHC (major histocompatibility complex)) in relation to disease, reproduction, and social behavior. Applicants for this position should have experience with DNA sample preparation, sequencing methodology, and data analysis for next generation sequencing. Candidates should have expertise in (molecular/biological) anthropology, biology, genetics/genomics, or a related field.

The start date for the position is flexible, beginning as early as January 2019 but no later than early summer 2019. The selected candidate will be offered an initial contract for one year, with anticipated renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Informal inquiries are welcome. Interested applicants should email application materials to Emily Wroblewski (emily.wroblewski@wustl.edu). Please include a cover letter (summarizing your research interests and goals, expertise, and relevant skills), CV, and contact information for three references. Please put “Ape Immunogenomics Postdoc” in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin Aug 15, 2018 and will continue until the search is concluded.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Anthropology - 41026

Job ID: 41026

Location: Danforth - Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Not Applicable