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Research Associate in Statistical Phylogenetics in University College London, - Ref: 1507566
Research Associate in Statistical Phylogenetics at Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment, UCL
Grade:  7
Hours:  Full Time
Salary:  Grade 7 (ÂŁ33,353 - ÂŁ40,313) per annum including London Allowance
Duties and Responsibilities
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the group of Professor
Ziheng Yang FRS at University College London to work on statistical
phylogenetics, in collaboration with Professor Philip Donoghue FRS
(University of Bristol).  The project aims to develop statistical methods
and computer software to estimate species divergence times integrating
information in genomic sequence data and in the fossil record.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop Bayesian inference
methods and implement computer software for analysing genomic sequence
and morphological character data incorporating information from living
and fossil species.  They will be required to participate in developing
theory, designing and implementing computational algorithms, conducting
simulation, compiling and analysing genomic datasets, and writing up
the results for publication in international peer-reviewed journals.
The post is funded by the BBSRC for three years 
in the first instance.  Starting date is as soon 
as possible after 1 January 2016.
Key Requirements
We seek a highly-motivated research scientist with expertise in
statistical inference (especially Bayesian inference through MCMC) and
computer programming (C/C++, R, and Python/Perl).  We will also consider
applicants with a background in evolutionary biology, phylogenetics or
population genetics, if they demonstrate strong skills in bioinformatics
and data analysis.  In either case, fluency with UNIX/Linux is essential.
A PhD (or working towards a PhD) in one of the following areas is
essential: computational statistics, computer science, molecular
evolution and phylogenetics, and evolutionary and population genetics.
Individuals with a biology PhD are invited to apply if they can
demonstrate strong statistical/computational skills.  Ability to work in
a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment is essential.  A proven
track record of effective research in the field is highly desirable.
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if
this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant
Grade 6B (salary 29,193 - 30,783 per annum) with payment at Grade
7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis
(including corrections).
Further Details
Please visit the following link to see a Job Description and Person
Specification, and to apply. Your application should include a brief
personal statement (within two pages), explaining how your qualifications
and experience make you a good candidate for this job, a CV and the
names and email addresses for two references.
For informal queries on the role please contact Professor Ziheng Yang FRS
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Closing Date:   23 November 2015
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