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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, MA

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General Summary:

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will pay a key role in a project to develop and apply new methods for phylogenetic comparative biology.

Examples of Duties:

Assist the laboratory Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Liam Revell, in new and on-going research projects;

Develop, apply and disseminate new methods for phylogenetic analysis, which may involve new theoretical research, computer programming and software support;

Assist with training and monitoring undergraduate and graduate students;

Assist with writing of scientific publications and grants;

Participate in other departmental activities such as seminars and journal clubs;

May assist in various training programs, including a series of mini-courses to be held in Latin America or a young method developers workshop to be run at the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station;

Perform other duties as assigned.


PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Computational Biology, Biomathematics or a closely related field is required. Extensive training and experience in one or more of the following areas is required: phylogeny method development or application in software; theoretical evolutionary quantitative genetics; and/or evolutionary computational biology. Broad training in evolutionary biology preferred. Prior teaching or mentoring experience preferred.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions;

Ability to work well with others;

Strong oral and written communication skills;

Strong attention to detail;

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional work references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

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The University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city's history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 11 colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 17,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service. To learn more, visit

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