We are always interested in recruiting talented graduate students and post-docs who wish to study the most fascinating questions in evolutionary biology.

Bret accepts graduate students through the Genetics graduate training program.

Several funding opportunities exist for postdoctoral research. Bret is a trainer in two NIH training programs that offer postdoctoral fellowships: Genome Sciences (GSTP) and Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM). Bret is also happy to help draft proposals for external funding. Two especially relevant sources are the Ruth Kirstein NIH NRSA Program and the NSF Interdisciplinary Informatics Training Program.

Postdoctoral Position Available:

The Payseur lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a new postdoctoral position in genetics and genomics. The overarching goal of the research is to understand how meiotic recombination evolves from a genetic perspective. Diverse projects employing a variety of approaches are available under this umbrella theme.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research record in the life sciences. Clear evidence of productivity in the form of first-authored publications is required. Experience with genomic data, cell biology, quantitative genetics and/or programming is especially desirable. Applicants should be highly motivated and interested in working as part of a research team. A Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required.

The Payseur lab is located in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Universityof Wisconsin-Madison. Bret Payseur is dedicated to providing a supportive and stimulating training environment. The department and the university are home to a highly interactive collection of faculty with broad and deep expertise across the life sciences. The Payseur lab enjoys local collaborations with leaders in molecular genetics, statistical genetics, computational biology and evolutionary biology. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is consistently ranked as a top public university and is renowned for its strength in biological research. Madison is a vibrant place to live, offering excellent restaurants, a thriving arts community, and an impressive assemblage of bike paths and lakes. Madison is only a few hours driving distance from Chicago and Milwaukee.

The initial appointment will be for two years. The appointment may be renewed, contingent upon progress.

To apply, please email to Bret Payseur (payseur@wisc.edu) a SINGLE PDF consisting of three pieces: (1) a one-page research statement clearly explaining the qualifications for the position and the motivation for applying, (2) an updated CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please contact Bret Payseur with any questions.