Recruiting a new postdoc!

We are recruiting a new postdoc!

Postdoctoral position: Development and application of a high-throughput genomic resource to inform white-tailed deer population and disease management

Latch Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

We seek a highly motivated candidate with a background in population genomics to fill a postdoctoral researcher position. The objective of this project is to develop and validate a GT-seq panel for high throughput genotyping of SNPs in white-tailed deer, using genomic data we have generated.  The developed panel will then be used to address questions related to management of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in white-tailed deer.  This position is based in the Latch Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, though the successful candidate will work with collaborators located throughout the Eastern US.  The initial appointment is for 2 years, with potential for extension based on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Salary is competitive at $60,000 plus full benefits.

-Bioinformatics to design GT-seq panel from larger panel of SNPs we have developed
-Laboratory work to test, optimize, and validate the GT-seq panel, and genotype several thousand samples on the optimized panel
-Analysis and interpretation of resulting genotype data
-Preparing manuscripts as lead author, assisting with preparation of reports for relevant stakeholders, and contributing to grant proposals to support novel projects.
-Coordination and communication with research team and state wildlife agency partners

-PhD in population genetics, molecular ecology, bioinformatics, or a related field
-Proficiency in R programming language
-Experience working with high-throughput sequencing data
-Demonstrated record of research productivity, especially through a strong publication record
-Excellent communication skills
-Strong organizational skills
-Interest in mammalian biology, population genetics, disease ecology, and/or wildlife management

Application details:
To apply, submit a pdf document to Dr. Emily Latch ( that includes: 1) a cover letter describing previous experience and fit to the position, 2) full CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin in October 2021, and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  The position is available effective immediately, with a flexible start date no later than Winter 2021-22.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Emily Latch.