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Postdoctoral Employee - Museum of Vertebrate Zoology- Nachman Lab
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 19, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Employee - Museum of Vertebrate Zoology- Nachman Lab
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 5/20/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Zoology/Genetics

Postdoctoral Employee - Museum of Vertebrate Zoology- Nachman Lab- UC Berkeley

There is an opening for a Postdoctoral position to study conservation and population genomics of mammals as part of the California Conservation Genomics Project (CCGP) in the lab of Professor Michael Nachman in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. The California Conservation
Genomics Project (CCGP) is a state-funded initiative with the goal of producing the most comprehensive, multispecies, genomic dataset ever assembled to help manage regional biodiversity. More information about this statewide effort can be found here: This position will involve bioinformatic analysis of whole-genome sequences from 750 individual mammal specimens representing 15 species. The primary goal of this project is to generate a map of genetic diversity for these 15 species across California. We are also interested in inferring historical demographic changes, assessing the extent to which selection has shaped patterns of genomic variation, and linking genotype to phenotype for traits of interest. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in population, conservation, or landscape genomics and significant experience in the analysis of large genomic datasets.

Research in the Nachman lab ( focuses on population, evolutionary, and ecological genetics and genomics. We are broadly interested in the genetic basis of evolutionary change, including the genetics of adaptation and the genetic basis of speciation. For example, we are interested in uncovering signatures of selection in patterns of DNA sequence variation and in linking specific genetic changes to specific adaptive phenotypes. Much of the current work centers on the
genetic basis of adaptation to different environments. Our research utilizes a wide range of methods and approaches including field studies, genetic crosses in the laboratory, tools of molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics analyses of large datasets.

This position provides full benefits.

University of California Postdoctoral Scholars are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). The union's (UAW 5810) website is Details concerning your benefits as a Postdoctoral Scholar are set forth in Article 3, "Benefits," of the UC-UAW Local 5810 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). A copy of the CBA between the University of California and the UAW is located at:

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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