Postdoctoral Researcher – Ecological Genomics & Bioinformatics University of New Hampshire

A postdoctoral position in Ecological Genomics & Bioinformatics is available at the University of New Hampshire, as part of a large, collaborative NSF-funded EPSCoR Track-2FEC research and training program in the genomic ecology of coastal organisms and genome-phenome relationships in the wild. The postdoctoral scientist will conduct assembly of genomes and transcriptomes and analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data to identify signatures of selection and the genomic architecture of adaptation in a tidal marsh bird study system.

The work will be conducted in Adrienne Kovach’s lab at the University of New Hampshire, in close collaboration with Kelley Thomas of the UNH Hubbard Center for Genome Studies and Benjamin King at the University of Maine. The postdoc will also work in collaboration with a diverse team of investigators, graduate students, and undergraduate students at the Universities of New Hampshire and Maine studying the ecological genomics and ecoevolutionary feedbacks of adaptation in tidal marsh birds. Because of the highly collaborative nature of this project, there will be opportunities for the postdoc to travel between the two institutions and to gain mentorship from faculty at both institutions.

The successful candidate must have a strong background in evolutionary ecology, population genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, with preference to those with project-relevant experiences and interest (e.g., avian systems, natural populations, coastal systems, adaptation to environmental gradients). Desired computational skills include data processing in a commandline environment and programming in at least one scripting language (e.g., R, Python).

Start Date: January 2019


  • The position is for an initial 2-year period, with the potential for extension if deemed appropriate. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements prior to the start of the appointment.

See attached pdf for additional details.


Salary of $48,000, health insurance, and other benefits are included.

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Contact Name

Dr. Adrienne Kovach

Contact Phone

(603) 862-1603

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