The Brandvain Lab (that’s us), at the University of Minnesota – St Paul. We combine population and quantitative genomic theory with the analysis of genomic, phenotypic, and comparative data sets to address evolutionary questions. The postdoc(s) will work with Yaniv (and collaborators) to help develop and execute a research project related to our areas of interest (see publications). I am also happy to support candidates interested in developing NSF Plant Genome, NSF Broadening Participation, or USDA postdoctoral fellowship applications concerning these projects or projects of mutual interest. Some ongoing work is described below:
- Plant mating system speciation. The postdoc on this collaborative (with Dave and Emma) project would develop novel population genetic theory and generate / analyze population genomic datasets.
- Speciation genomics and hybridization. We develop theory to learn when we expect reproductive isolation to arise, and how to learn about the action of recent selection in hybridizing populations. The interested postdoc will have the opportunity to develop theory and to analyze population genomic data from numerous taxa. see also Suzanne’s postdoc advert
- The interface of micro and macroevolution. The lab has an interest in how population genetic process impact diversification. An interested postdoc could work with Yaniv and James on theoretical problems in Phylogenetic GWAS – i.e. when to expect them and how to find them, or with Yaniv and Emma on developing theory to connect the evolution of reproductive isolation to the diversification rate.
- Quantitative genomics and inferring recent selection. A potential postdoc with Yaniv and Suzanne would develop theory to learn about recent selection on quantitative traits from deeply sequenced and heavily phenotyped populations, and could put this theory to practice by analyzing numerous potential datasets. see also Suzanne’s postdoc advert
- Even more: Mating system evolution, Genomic conflict., denovo domestication..
Start Date is Flexible. Send inquiries + CV and research interests to Yaniv (ybrandva AT UMN dot EDU) before July first. I would also love to talk to interested postdocs at Evolution or SMBE meeting this summer. We aim to build a diverse and engage group scholars, here in the twin cities (which is a great place to live!).