Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics
University of California Berkeley College of Natural Resources
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar – Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics – Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Job #JPF02915
  • Environ Sci, Policy & Mgmt / College of Natural Resources / UC Berkeley

Application Window

Open date: March 30th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the Ian Wang Lab, in the area of ecological and evolutionary genomics, at 100% time with an expected start date of August 2021.

The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting research on the ecological and evolutionary genomics of amphibians and reptiles. Research activities will include landscape genetics, analysis of genes underlying ecological divergence and local adaptation, bioinformatics, statistical and computational modeling, and applications to species conservation. The postdoc will be expected to collect genomic data from field collected specimens, including DNA extraction, library preparation, and next-generation sequencing. The postdoc will also be expected to manage and analyze the data, employing bioinformatics, population genetic analysis, and methods for integrating spatial genetic and ecological data, and to compose the results into publishable manuscripts. Training and providing oversight to undergraduates and beginning graduate students may also be required periodically. Opportunities to extend the postdoc’s line of independent research may also be supported.

Basic Qualifications (At the time of application):
PhD, or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in a PhD degree program, or equivalent international degree

Additional Qualifications (By start date):
PhD or equivalent international degree. The candidate should have no more than four years of post-degree research experience by start date.

Preferred Qualifications (By start date):
Candidates should have demonstrated experience with the collection and analysis of population genomic data, including whole genome sequencing; data management and bioinformatics; statistical analysis; computer programming with R and/or Python; field work with amphibians and reptiles; and writing, publishing, and presenting original scientific work.

This position reports to Prof. Ian Wang. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Salary and Benefits:
This position provides full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the UC Berkeley Postdoctoral Scholar salary scale (Table 23) available at

To Apply:

Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to the PI, Professor Ian Wang at

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

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 University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Berkeley, CA

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