Evolutionary Biology


Postdoc in Evolutionary Genomics

- UT ArlingtonPostdoc in Evolutionary Genomics, UT Arlington, USA



An NSF funded postdoctoral position is available in the Betran Lab to study the functions of domesticated transposases in Drosophila and understand the evolutionary processes that lead to those domestications. For additional information about the group and the research in the lab, please visit the lab webpage at

The successful candidate will be a highly trained and motivated postdoc with ability to think independently and to work cooperatively. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in genetics, development, molecular evolution, functional genomics or related disciplines with the desire to conduct functional and comparative genomics work in flies. Ideally the candidate should already have some Drosophila genetics and molecular biology training, and computer programming and statistics skills and the motivation to learn. The postdoc will work with graduate students and undergraduates at UT Arlington and other labs. The Betran lab has been collaborating with the Feschotte lab at Cornell University and the Buszczak lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center on this project.

This is a full time position for one year that can be renewed for up to three years. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Betran lab enjoys vibrant interactions with other members of the Genome Biology Group ( Additionally, the lab is benefiting greatly from newly established North Texas Genome Center, and the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies (a major partnership between UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments) that offers extensive resources for advanced imaging, proteomics and analytical chemistry and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at UT Austin that offers extensive computational resources.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 58,000 in Academic Year 2017-18, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity by U.S. News & World Report.

To apply for this position please send a CV, a letter of interest and names of three potential referees to The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.


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