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Postdoc Position in Computational Phylogenetics
Update time: 07/11/2019
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A postdoc position is available in the lab of Dr. Chi Zhang in the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. The position is available immediately, and is for two years initially, with possible extension upon progress.

We are developing phylogenetic tools to study speciation and gene flow (hybridization or introgression) using genetic sequence data from extant and extinct species. The development is based on the BEAST2 platform (https://www.beast2.org). Besides, we are improving and applying tools to date species divergences using both morphological and molecular data. In these projects, you will be expected to contribute to the software development and/or computational tools application to empirical data, while encouraged to develop an independent project where Bayesian phylogenetic computation plays a central role. Our lab has access to the high-performance computing resources in IVPP.

You should have a doctoral degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, evolutionary biology, or related major. You should be comfortable with Bayesian statistics and computation, and have prior experience in programming using Java, C/C++, Python, R, or other languages. If you focus on empirical research, the ability of applying various phylogenetic tools and understanding the outcomes is desired. You need to have good communication, scientific reading and writing skills in English.

Your salary will be covered by Dr. Zhang’s research funding. You are also encouraged to apply the CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI), category C (http://english.cas.cn/cooperation/fellowships/) and/or the CAS Special Research Assistant if qualified.

IVPP is one of world’s premiere paleontological institutions focusing on morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, paleoecology, and many other fields. More information can be found here (http://english.ivpp.cas.cn/au/bi/).

To apply, please email a single PDF file to Dr. Chi Zhang (zhangchi@ivpp.ac.cn), consisting

-- a cover letter briefly describing your research experience, skills, interests, and future plan;

-- a CV with contact information for at least two referees.

The application deadline is August 31.

Chi Zhang

Associate Professor

Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

142 Xizhimenwai Street, Beijing, China



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