Positions Available

We are currently recruiting for multiple postdoc positions, two Ph.D. level staff scientist positions, and a (senior) programmer. We will be hiring over the course of the next year, so if you have any interest in any of these positions in the group please reach out to Andy or Peter.


Postdoc Positions Ad

Seeking qualified applicants for multiple funded post-doctoral positions to work in the joint lab group of Drs. Andrew Kern and Peter Ralph in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon. We are looking for colleagues who will work with us on a number of ongoing directions within the group including: 1) the development and application of deep learning methods for population genomic inference, 2) spatial population genetics and the intersection with ecology, and 3) the development and implementation of population genetics methods that capitalize on recent, breakthrough representations of whole genome genealogies (i.e. tree sequences).

The ideal candidate would hold a Ph.D. and have a record of research achievement in population genetics, evolutionary biology, phylogenetics/phylogeography, computational biology, computer science, statistics, or a related field. Indeed your exact field of research to date is less important than your demonstrated record of publication and engagement. The ideal candidates would have: experience doing modeling and/or data analysis in one of the fields above, experience programming in python or R, and have some experience with cluster computing environments (however, not all are required).

More information about the Kern-Ralph co-lab can be found here: http://kr-colab.github.io. We work to maintain an inclusive, supportive and equitable group environment, and people of backgrounds or genders historically underrepresented in the field are especially encouraged to apply. The lab is located on the gorgeous University of Oregon campus. Eugene is a wonderful small city with an excellent quality of life that affords abundant outdoor opportunities in the nearby Cascade mountains and Oregon coast.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit an electronic version of their CV along with a cover letter describing their qualifications and relevant experience to Andrew Kern (adkern@uoregon.edu) and Peter Ralph (plr@uoregon.edu)

Staff Scientist Ad

Seeking qualified applicants for a Population Geneticist at the rank of Senior Research Associate to join the collaborative lab group of Drs. Andrew Kern and Peter Ralph in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon. We are looking for a colleague who will work with us on a number of ongoing directions within the group including: 1) the development and application of deep learning methods for population genomic inference, 2) spatial population genetics and the intersection with ecology, and 3) the development and implementation of population genetics methods that capitalize on recent representations of whole genome genealogies (i.e. tree sequences).

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: data management, analysis, visualization both for independent projects and in some capacity for the group, intellectual engagement with the greater research group including presenting and discussing research progress, results, and code, and teaching and mentoring others in the group (i.e. sharing your knowledge).

The ideal candidate would hold a Ph.D and have 2+ years of experience as a postdoc and/or in industry working on computational problems. We hope to identify individuals with a strong interest in collaborative work in this area of research, and solid experience doing research in population genetics, evolutionary biology, phylogenetics/phylogeography, computational biology, computer science, statistics, or a related field. In addition the ideal candidate would have experience programming in python, R, unix environments, and high performance cluster computing.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit an electronic version of their CV along with a cover letter describing their qualifications and relevant experience to Andrew Kern (adkern@uoregon.edu) and Peter Ralph (plr@uoregon.edu)