Apply for one of two open post-doc positions to use ancient DNA to study Holocene population history

Deadline: June 30, 2021


We are searching for two highly motivated post-doctoral researchers to join our group to study the population history of Holocene human populations around the world. 

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in human population history and in exploring key questions relating to how humans moved, interacted, and adapted to changing environments.

This candidate will be able to identify open research questions (often inspired by archaeological, anthropological, or historical research) that are possible to explore with genome-wide ancient DNA data, and will have access to some of the world’s best new genetic data as well as large public datasets to explore these questions. 

Minimum qualifications in addition to a proven interest in human population history:
Either:
     (1)    Ph.D. experience in analyzing population genetic or ancient DNA data
     (2)    Computational skills that allow exploration of large and complex data sets

Description of past and present projects in our lab can be found here.

The position will be jointly supervised by Drs. David Reich and Nick Patterson, and will involve work at the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

Please direct questions and applications to David Reich