The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine is hiring a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research projects related to the Genetics of Complex Traits. A common theme in the lab is the use of multiparent populations to dissect complex traits. We are exploiting these multiparent populations in experimental evolution studies in yeast, extreme QTL mapping of different phenotypes in Drosophila, and in experiments to unravel pathogen reservoir competency in Peromyscus mice.

Representative publications are here:

Applicants with training in population genetics, quantitative genetics, and/or statistical genetics are especially encouraged to apply. Project will involve large datasets and bioinformatics, especially in R. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to author manuscripts are further important skills. The position is best suited to someone who wishes to expand their expertise and establish independence at the interface of data/computational science and genetics.

U.C. Irvine is one of the ten best public universities in the U.S. We have an excellent and interactive group in evolutionary genetics. UCI is located in Orange County California. UCI is located a short distance from white sand beaches and Orange County is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse areas in the world.

The position has a flexible start-date and is available for an initial period of two years. Continuation beyond initial appointment will be based on performance and availability of funding. Salary is based on UCI salary scales and dependent on qualifications and experience.

To apply go to the following recruitment URL and upload the information below:
• curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications and pre-prints
• a short (one-page maximum) statement describing past research experience, why you want to join us, future research interests, and you as a person.
• contact information for three references

Please contact Tony Long ( with any questions. Informal inquiries are welcome and encouraged.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The salary range for this position is $64,480-$77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.