Postdoc position available NOW – deadline 8th April

Two Year Postdoc Position Available in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology double_trophollaxis_closeup

We seek a bioinformatician or computationally-minded postdoc to join our group, to work with an international team on a NERC-funded project on the molecular basis of phenotypic transitions in social evolution. The successful candidate will be expected to exploit the latest bioinformatics approaches to analyse genomes, gene expression and proteomic data obtained from a range of social wasp species. Most of the field samples for the project already exist, and the first sequencing data is now available; the newly appointed postdoc will therefore be able to start analyses immediately.The postdoc will be based in London, and work closely with existing postdoc Dr Daisy Taylor, and in collaboration with co-investigators in Bristol University (Dr Gary Barker and Dr David Matthews), Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona (Prof Roderic Guigo) and the University of Natural Resources and Life sciences, Vienna (Prof Heinz Himmelbauer).


The successful candidate must hold (or about to be awarded) a PhD degree in Genetics/Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or other relevant subject area. Demonstrated experience with bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing data, including transcriptomic (RNAseq) and proteomic (GC-MS) data, as well as familiarity with R, PERL or similar tools are essential. Research experience with behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, or social insect ecology is desirable but not essential. However, an interest in the biological questions is essential.

At the outset, this post is being advertised for 18 months, but it is likely to be extended to 2 years. The postdoc will need to be based in London, but will be required to visit and liaise with collaborators in Bristol, Spain and Vienna. International applicants, and applications from women are very much encouraged.

Further Details and how to apply

Further particulars and the process for applications are available here. Please contact Seirian ( for informal enquiries.