Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Earlham Institute, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Scientist: The Earlham Institute is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the Laboratory of Dr. Wilfried Haerty in Norwich, UK. The successful candidate will contribute to projects investigating the genomic and transcriptomic bases of environmental acclimatization and adaptation, particularly focusing on the Nile tilapia, a crucial freshwater aquaculture species.

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Research Area: Genomics, Transcriptomics, Environmental Adaptation

Location: Norwich, UK


  • PhD in molecular biology, bioinformatics, or related field.
  • Experience in generating and analyzing genomic/epigenomic/transcriptomic data.
  • Proficiency in preparing transcriptomic or genomic libraries for sequencing.
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, Perl, or R is desirable.

Job Description: The selected candidate will conduct experimental and computational analyses to elucidate the genomic and transcriptomic mechanisms underlying environmental acclimatization and adaptation. This includes the preparation of ATAC-Seq, RNA-Seq, and DNA-Seq libraries from bulk and single-cell samples, investigating the transcriptomic response of specific cell types to environmental challenges, and exploring the genomic bases of environmental adaptation. The role entails collaboration with internal teams and external collaborators under the supervision of Dr. Wilfried Haerty.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete and submit an application form available on the Earlham Institute website ( or alternatively, prepare a comprehensive CV addressing all required information. For further inquiries or assistance, applicants may contact the Human Resources team at or 01603 450814, quoting reference 1004634.

Last Date for Apply: 7 May 2024

Candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview. Visa application assistance is available for qualified candidates.



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