Postdoctoral research position at UCLA in population genetics

The Lohmueller lab is looking to hire at least one postdoctoral researcher in population genetics, especially in studying deleterious genetic variation in multiple species. The successful candidate will have substantial input in the specific topics of their research projects. Opportunities are available to analyze cutting edge next-generation sequencing data from a variety of organisms.

The Lohmueller lab is imbedded within a vibrant research community in population and medical genetics at UCLA. We enjoy interactions with many other labs in human genetics, population genetics, functional genomics, and evolutionary genomics of non-model organisms. Learn more about the Lohmueller lab here:

The position is available for 1 year and may be continued for an additional year contingent on successful progress and available funding. Salary will be competitive, starting at over $60,000. The University of California offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and short and long term disability insurance.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in biology, genetics, computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, computational biology, or a related field. Knowledge of theoretical population genetics (e.g. coalescent theory, diffusion theory, or forward simulations) is required. As this is a computational position, proficiency in programming in R, Perl, or Python is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record, evidence of substantial research productivity, and ability to successfully communicate scientific information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The specific start date is flexible.

Interested candidates should send a CV, short (1-2 pages) description of research interests and ideas for possible projects, and contact information for 3 references to Kirk Lohmueller at Please put “Postdoc position” in the subject line. Informal inquiries are also welcome.

The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

(Updated June 2022)