Post Doctoral Researcher

School:  School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time
Contract: fixed term until 30 December 2021
Reference:  2653
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Closing date:  23 November 2017.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

The Fraser lab is looking for a postdoc with experience in genomic analysis to work on an ERC funded project investigating convergent evolution in the Trinidadian guppy. The Trinidadian guppy is a textbook example of convergent evolution at the phenotypic level but we have little insight into its evolution at the genomic level.

The overall goal of this project is to understand how convergence occurred in this important wild system.  This will be achieved by testing whether replicated selection led to convergence at the genomic level (e.g. population genomics and de novo assembly of genomes), and by determining the genetic basis of convergent adaptations (e.g. quantitative genetics).

An overview of research within the Fraser lab can be found

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.

The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Bonnie Fraser ( before applying.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2653 [PDF 123.12KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to 

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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