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Clemson University
South Carolina
Posted: 10/2/2020
Postdoctoral Fellow - Snake Genome Evolution

Clemson University: College of Science: Biological Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow - Snake Genome Evolution

Location: Clemson, SC

The laboratory of Christopher Parkinson, Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to join an active research team investigating venom and genome evolution in snakes. This two year position is funded partially by an NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity award and Clemson University. Our NSF Dimensions award is a collaboration among Lisle Gibbs at Ohio State, Darin Rokyta at Florida State and in Brazil- Inácio Azevedo, Felipe Grazziotin, Ana Moura, and Erika Hingst-Zaher at Butantan Institute. We are investigating the evolution of snakes, their venom and their genomes in both the traditionally classified venomous snakes as well as the "nonvenomous" snakes to understand the diversification of venom systems and its link to speciation. These projects involve research at the intersection of population genomics, transcriptomics, quantitative biochemistry, phylogenomics and computational biology. The selected individual will be responsible for generating WGS of numerous snake species, all downstream bioinformatic analyses and potentially have the opportunity to conduct international fieldwork.

University Furlough Information: Clemson University is currently operating under a mandatory furlough program developed in coordination with the South Carolina Division of State Human Resources. Please visit the Furlough FAQ for more information.


Candidates should have completed or be within 6 months of completing their Ph.D.'s in an appropriate related field. I am seeking a scientist who is creative & talented, has a strong publication record, is organized, and possesses excellent communication skills. Additionally, the successful candidate should have a strong computational background and previous experience working with NGS data sets and phylogenetics. The candidate is expected to generate fellowship and grant applications, which will help further prepare them for a successful academic career.


Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter to For full consideration, please apply by October 15, 2020.

For questions regarding the role, please reach out to Chris Parkinson (

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the Parkinson lab see:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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