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Post doc full time position in evolutionary genomics - click for full description from UPR

This is a full time position in evolutionary genomics and the molecular architecture of color in butterflies.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, driven individual.  Puerto Rico offer many benefits for professional and personal growth.  Salary from $44,000 plus full benefits.

To apply, please submit in one PDF file:

(i) one page cover letter including motivation and research interests

(ii) a CV

iii) contact information for two references electronically, to and


Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Job starts in January 2022.

Postdoc in evolutionary and functional genomics. An EPSCoR-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Riccardo Papa in the Department of Biology of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.


This position is looking to increase diversity in the research group and foster collaboration and knowledge transfer. The laboratory has a rich background in studying the natural history of Heliconius butterflies, with a focus on whole genome sequencing and performing functional assays to go after the developmental and genetic architecture of color pattern development in butterflies. These regions provide exciting candidates for further validation using functional approaches such as ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq and CRISPR to better understand the pathways involved in color pattern development and their evolution. The Papa's lab ( is located in San Juan, the capital of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, which provides amazing research opportunities and lifestyle. The selected postdoc will explore the genetic and epigenetic source of variation for natural selection and adaptation to work upon. This research project will investigate what governs patterns diversity, what limits it, and what promotes its potential. To do so, methods of pure genetics, phylogenetics, epigenetics, single cell genomics, developmental cell biology, and functional genomics will be utilized. The final goal is to characterize the molecular architecture of single cells/scales of unique colors.



The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. degree within the last 5 years, preferably in genomics, population genetics or statistical genetics. The position requires skills in the more bioinformatical areas of biology, and a strong record of research in these areas. High motivation and mobility will be necessary to collaborate with National and International research groups. The work will focus on bioinformatics methods to analyze genomic sequencing and functional genomic data. Specifically, this includes building pipelines to assemble and analyze single cell sequencing (epigenetic and expression) data using multiple platforms. Candidates from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.



To apply, please submit (i) a cover letter including motivation and research interests, (ii) a full CV that includes all requisites for the position, (iii) contact information for two references electronically, and (iv) copies of all academic degrees *(diplomas and certifications). Inquiries about the position can be directed to



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