Postdoctoral Research Associate in Evolutionary Biology and Paleontology

Applications are invited for a two-year position as a Postdoctoral Researcher, as part of a research project on mass extinction and recovery, and with particular emphasis on the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. The project, led by Dr. Nicholas Longrich, is part of a 5-year project funded by the Leverhulme Foundation and based at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. You can see the full advertisement and how to apply here. Applications are due Monday, June 18. Questions to

Research Associate in Bioinformatics

Which synonymous sites are under selection and why?  Can we use this information to improve diagnostics?  This 3 year ERC funded position is for a bioinformatician to develop methods and web resources. The successful candidate is also expected to help maintain a complimentary web resource for the generation of transgenes via optimization of synonymous sites and work in collaboration with experimentalists.

An interest in computational comparative genomics or in translational bioinformatics would be an advantage. The position will be a fixed term contract for up to three years.  The candidate should have a successful track record in bioinformatics.  Experience in R and a scripting language are essential.  Experience with Ruby and Ruby on rails would be desirable. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with Professor Laurence Hurst and experimental collaborators in
Edinburgh and Berlin.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant grouping working on comparative genomics and bioinformatics in The Milner Centre for Evolution (, at the University of Bath.

Starting date: October 2018

Job listing here. Any questions to Laurence Hurst (