Postdoctoral Associate

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 031100 - Biological Sciences
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

A postdoc position is available in the Smith lab in the Department of Biology at Mississippi State University. Our research focuses on developing methods for analyzing genomic data in an evolutionary context, and applies these methods to study species diversification. To learn more about our work, visit

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Area of Specialization:

Evolutionary Biology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of machine learning approaches in population genetics and phylogenetics. The candidate will also be encouraged to pursue other projects within the broader scope of the labs’ interests.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have a Ph.D. at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in population genetics or phylogenetics is preferred.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply please submit (i) a full CV; (ii) a brief statement of research interests; and (iii) contact information for three references electronically to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The earliest possible start date for this position is August 16, 2023.

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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