I was able to secure some funding from the National Science Foundation and I am now looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join the lab in the spring.

Here is the job ad:

The Schlupp lab at the University of Oklahoma is inviting applications for an NSF funded postdoc position. You would join a team of scientist working on the evolution of sex. We want to investigate the origin of sperm dependent parthenogenesis using the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa). This live-bearing fish is a hybrid species that is clonal, all-female, ameiotic, and produces diploid eggs. We will study the evolution of these traits by crossing the parental species in the laboratory in an attempt to retrace the steps that led to the formation of asexual hybrids. The information collected from this experiment will include several phenotypic measurements, as well as genomics. This project is conducted in close cooperation with Dr. Francisco Ubeda from the University of London, Royal Holloway, who will work on mathematical modeling informing the experiments conducted in the Schlupp lab.

Qualifications: You must have a PhD in Biology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in obtaining and interpreting genomic data. You will be highly organized to conduct a complex crossing experiment and have good people skills to work with a team. Experience working with fishes would be a bonus. You will have an opportunity to mentor Graduate and undergraduate students. You can interface with many scientists working at OU on big data, evolution, and ecology (http://www.ou.edu/cas/biology).

More information on the Schlupp lab can be found here: http://ingoschlupp.com/

More information on the Ubeda lab can be found here. https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/francisco-ubeda-de-torres.html

Compensation: the annual salary is $45.000. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of an extension to up to three years.

The start date is negotiable, but Spring of 2020 is preferred.

How to apply: send a CV, a one page statement of research interests, a one page statement of career goals, and contact information for three referees in a single pdf to Ingo Schlupp at schlupp@ou.edu. Screening of applications will begin on January 1st 2020. The position will remain open until filled.