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University of New Hampshire in Durham, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 04/13/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Campus Location Durham
Department UNH COLSA Natural Resources & the Environment [UBNREN]
Summary of Position

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Kovach lab, on Conservation Genomics. The postdoctoral researcher will conduct conservation genomics research and develop genomic tools for monitoring the imperiled New England cottontail. Research objectives will include developing and applying a SNP panel for noninvasive monitoring of populations via fecal pellet samples and genome sequencing to investigate inbreeding in vulnerable populations. Additional research opportunities exist for investigation of cottontail diets and gut microbiome via metabarcoding, to evaluate hypotheses about habitat quality and diet in relation to forage availability.
Postdoctoral researcher will work under the mentorship of Adrienne Kovach, collaborating with and mentoring graduate students and undergraduates, and will have expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, and laboratory bench skills in molecular genetics.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application:
1. Resume/CV
2. a 2-page statement of your research experience and interests
3. a statement of your commitment to diversity and inclusion
4. names and contact information for three references

For additional questions regarding the position please contact: Dr. Adrienne Kovach at akovach@unh.edu

Posting Number PF0483FY20
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

PhD required by start date.
Strong background in population genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, and laboratory bench skills relevant to genomic library preparation and sequencing. Desired computational skills include data processing in a command-line environment and programming in at least one scripting language (e.g., R, Python). Additional desired qualifications include quantitative skills and excellent communication and writing skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will engage collaboratively with conservation partners and lab members and participate in mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/39892
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Faculty Information Other (e.g., fiscal/academic yr)
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify
Type of Position Post Doctorate

Posting Date 04/12/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Post Doc
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date
Departmental Information
This position is responsible for the supervision of Students
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

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