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Postdoctoral Fellow in the Genomic Basis of Phenotypic Evolution

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow in the Genomic Basis of Phenotypic Evolution
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Biology
Position Summary

One full-time postdoctoral position is available in Lynda Delph’s lab, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Our lab takes a quantitative-genetic perspective of phenotypic evolution as a result of adaptive population differentiation, sexual antagonism, and genetic constraints.

The position will explore the genetic architecture of phenotypic traits in the herbaceous, flowering plant Silene latifolia, a model system for understanding sexual dimorphism and sex-chromosome evolution. This work will combine QTL, pool-seq, and other genomic approaches. Long-term objectives are to characterize how sex-specific selection, adaptive population differentiation, and sexual dimorphism impact sex-chromosome evolution. The successful candidate would have opportunities to develop additional independent lines of research in these and related areas.

The position is available for 16 months, with the possibility of an extension.

Basic Qualifications

We seek a collegial, self-motivated, independent, and intellectually curious individual. A PhD in evolutionary biology or related field is required. Applicants for this position must have strong bench skills and strong familiarity with bioinformatic analyses of next-gen sequencing data. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

Department Contact for Questions

For questions about the position, please contact Lynda Delph at

For all other questions, please contact Jeremy Bennett (

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank 47,500 plus full benefits
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 12/11/2017
Expected Start Date 03/01/2018
OAA # 21711-12

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other
  4. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3